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U.S. Surgeon General
1/n A note on testing- not all labs are reporting yet (or promptly), but the ones that do, report that 90% of tests (which are usually people exposed or w/ symptoms) are negative. That means even among the highest risk people, most don’t have ...
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U.S. Surgeon General Mar 22
Replying to @Surgeon_General
2/n Experts say that also means you can estimate total daily tests run in U.S. by multiplying daily new cases reported by 10 since 10% of tests reported are positive (it is likely all positive tests are being reported, even if all negatives are not)...
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U.S. Surgeon General Mar 22
Replying to @Surgeon_General
3/n On Monday ~ 1000 new cases were reported, likely reflecting ~10,000 tests run. Friday over 5000 new cases were reported, reflecting at least 50,000 tests run daily. With the strength of the commercial sector coming online, testing capacity increased 10 fold in 5 days...
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U.S. Surgeon General Mar 22
Replying to @Surgeon_General
4/n Another important point is that in South Korea’s initial mass testing surge, reports show they tested 1/200, or ~250,000 people. Based on current US case totals, experts estimate the US has tested over 250,000 so far. This again shows the strength of our commercial sector
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U.S. Surgeon General Mar 22
Replying to @Surgeon_General
5/n If the commercial sector can get us from ~50,000 tests/ day to 100,000 - and they can- we have real potential to have tested over a million people (equivalent to 1/200 US adults, which is again comparable to South Korea’s initial testing surge) in 1-2 weeks...
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U.S. Surgeon General Mar 22
Replying to @Surgeon_General
6/6 Thanks to commercial market, testing is ⬆️ rapidly. MUST prioritize healthcare workers and those at highest risk, but we are approaching “mass screening” throughput levels for testing. More work to do, but seeing progress. Please stay at home to
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Please Stay Home If You Can Mar 22
Replying to @Surgeon_General
You forgot the part that hospitals are so short on tests, most patients don’t receive one. In fact, read some stories about testing limited to patients who are admitted and put on a ventilator. The rest are sent home to self quarantine unless syptoms get worse.
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Mike Mar 22
It’s his goal to limit the number of positive tests. That’s been the clear goal of trump since this began. If don’t test, it doesn’t count to them
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Jonathan Gaffney Mar 22
Replying to @Surgeon_General
I really, really want to believe you. But the lies and exaggerations have been coming with such overwhelming frequency that I can't.
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LGP🦚 Mar 22
Replying to @Surgeon_General
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Amy🌊 Mar 22
This is why I dont shop there, ridiculous.
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