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OT: Coronavirus Resources - and other things to not worry about

CH1

The Artist Formerly Known as chiggins.
setting new records

Labs completed 42,167 tests for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and logged a provincewide positivity rate of 10.3 per cent, a new single-day high since Ontario started reporting the measure in April 2020.
 

MindzEye

Wayward Ditch Pig
Presto bathing in the evidence

 

Preston

The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust
suspect it comes down to $$$$$

as an example, NL has been sitting on tons and tons of rapid tests that they still are seemingly refusing to deploy. for no discernible reason other than... cost and resources? I dunno.
I agree but it's shortsighted! Having a raging pandemic with cases out of control and killing off a good portion of your population is more costly!!! There are some really really cheap testing units available. Not sure which ones Canada has available but it's actually pretty cost effective compared to dealing with a virus that doesn't stop terrorizing the masses. The at-home tests in particular are the cheap ones and they're verrrrry good at testing specifically for infectiousness. which is actually more important than simply finding positives.

Nerds have done cost-benefits analysis of using them extensively and it isn't close. It's worth it.
 
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Wayward DP

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I agree but it's shortsighted! Having a raging pandemic with cases out of control and killing off a good portion of your population is more costly!!! There are some really really cheap testing units available. Not sure which ones Canada has available but it's actually pretty cost effective compared to dealing with a virus that doesn't stop terrorizing the masses. The at-home tests in particular are the cheap ones and they're verrrrry good at testing specifically for infectiousness. which is actually more important than simply finding positives.

Nerds have done cost-benefits analysis of using them extensively and it isn't close. It's worth it.
oh I fully agree with you. but I suspect that is the biggest reason rapid tests have not been used more widely.

also keep in mind the employees you have to pay to administer the tests, the space you need to rent to conduct them etc.

governments are likely skimping on necessary public health measures and the results sadly speak for themselves. the full post-mortems will be very interesting.
 
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