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James Lyons-Weiler
Until Medicine distinguishes between "SARS-CoV-2 positive" and "COronavVIrusDisease-19", the numbers of "cases" mean, literally, nothing.
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🌻Tina H Jul 27
Replying to @lifebiomedguru
What is the best way to educate people(myself included) on this differentiation? I want to speak with confidence...... to answer the
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James Lyons-Weiler Jul 27
Replying to @TinaBug23
COVID19 diagnosis is made by symptoms, followed by confirmation of the virus by lab testing. The presence of the virus in people who are immune people is certainly possible. "Presence of virus" is not "infection" and "infection" is not "diseased".
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scouterriffic Jul 27
Replying to @lifebiomedguru
So I think I read somewhere that if someone has the virus and has no/minimal symptoms it’s possible that their T-cells defeated the virus and that no/negligible antibodies were produced- does this sound accurate? So both PCR and sero tests dubious?
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James Lyons-Weiler Jul 27
Replying to @scouterriffic
Given the FDA did not require actual data showing Specificity of the RT-PCR tests, the empirical FP rate of the PCR tests is unknown. No/minimal symptoms means you deal w/it quickly, efficiently, locally, INF-I INF-III no high systemic viremia, thus undetectable ABs.
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Jennifer Depew, RD Jul 27
Replying to @lifebiomedguru
Well, people are being left to cope at home, they should be counted as sick even if not hospitalized.
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scouterriffic Jul 27
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