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Old 03-22-2020, 04:14 PM
UltraVires is offline
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Location: Bridgeport, WV, US
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Originally Posted by susan View Post
What I see in my community is a lack of adequate capacity to test symptomatic people, and support for getting more test kits for this reason.
But the OP's point is that there is not really a need to test even symptomatic people right now. Sure, when production is ramped up and you can buy a Covid-19 test kit like you can an OTC drug test kit for your kid then lets collect the data. But when there are shortages, let's save them for people in the hospital who have serious illnesses so doctors can treat those people appropriately.

Otherwise, if you are just congested or have a fever, self quarantine and act like you do have the virus: plenty of rest, liquids, etc. Don't waste a test that is in short supply.