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Andrew Bostom Jul 29
C19 viral load dynamics, duration of viral shedding & infectiousness: a systematic review. "no live virus beyond day9 of illness despite persistently high viral loads. C19 viral load in the upper resp tract appears to peak in the 1st week of illness" 1/2
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Andrew Bostom
2/2 Conclusion: "Although SARS-CoV-2 RNA shedding in respiratory and stool can be prolonged, duration of viable virus is relatively short-lived. Thus, detection of viral RNA cannot be used to infer infectiousness"
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ScoggyDoogan Jul 29
You can test positive for the virus for up to 12 weeks after symptoms subside, but you are no longer contagious after 10 days or less after symptom onset unless you had a very severe case. The current test cannot distinguish between infectious and non infectious cases.
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SH Jul 29
Replying to @andrewbostom
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snarkysowhat Jul 29
Replying to @andrewbostom
So stay home when sick is the number one prevention method. Wear a mask if sick at home and others nearby. Cover your cough and sneeze and wash your hands. Novel way to reduce spreads. Gov could provide temp financial support when sick, and provide temp alternative housing.
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heathroi Jul 29
govt should stay the hell out of it.
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Michael D Jul 29
Replying to @andrewbostom
If I’m next to someone who was infected, and I breath in this inactive respiratory shedding, will that help me build immunity? I’m curious if we are making things worse by not letting it run it’s course in healthy young people.
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Ken Griffey’s Grotesquely Swollen Jaw Jul 29
We 💯 are making it worse. Delaying the inevitable. Sweden wins. 🇸🇪
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SAL_Troutman Jul 29
Replying to @andrewbostom
C19 is only transmitted when you are exhibiting symptoms early in the infection, like all coronaviruses (think flu: fever = contagious). After 9 days, you could still test positive even though you are not contagious, as you are shedding dead virus. Laymen’s view, I’m no doctor🤓
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Prof Jul 29
Replying to @andrewbostom @kylamb8
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Michael Setty Jul 29
...as do numerous retests of people that keep turning up positives even weeks after original tests. No doubt this inflates positives which many states count as "new cases" even if someone has already been tested numerous times.
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