As soon as I started the fever, I stayed away from everyone and I wasn't spending time around many people before . The cough came about a day later. It was still two days before I had a test ordered and done (annoying and too long to explain why it took longer to get the test and result ).If you are an adult with a significant fever and no other identifiable cause it's still more likely COVID than not, even with a negative test. Which is why our health department guidelines, provided in writing to each person tested, state you should quarantine 10 days from onset of symptoms and be fever free at least 24 hrs, regardless of test results..
Thank You, I am. I think I am doing the right things in case I have it, if only everyone in my situation could try to do the same.Take care of yourself, NTJ. I’m sending good vibes your way.
Well, lets see if I can remember what I wrote...Anne, your post with summary from dr Fauci was great. Would you be able to share some of the details again?
IIRC, this is what happened early on when he said that the public shouldn't wear masks. The question was answered in consideration of the potential PPE shortage for those on the front line fighting the virus--the EMT's, doctors, nurses, etc. , yet the Covidiots ignore the context in which he said that.He made a fairly candid remark about the difficulties of making public statements. He is asked a question. Says we don't have enough information to know the answer. Is asked to make an educated guess. He gives an answer. A month later someone quotes him and says "see, he was wrong". I feel bad for him or anyone else trying to convey nuanced scientific information on the national media stage.
Maybe they think ND is mostly due to Sturgis fallout, and that the reports are too inconclusive to register? Dunno, hazarding a guess.We are back home and our local school system has released the states students have to quarantine if they traveled during fall break. They are all states you would assume that would be on the list, except... North Dakota.
I don't get it. Our school district is basing their quarantine order on the positivity rate (specifically ones that are near or approaching 15%). North Dakota should be on that list, but isn't. And it ain't just our school district. CovidActNow and others have the positivity rate for North Dakota has NulValue.
I don't get it.
Our local public health department did a similar blog post, except they used different terms to describe the three different methods - so even the discussion of the inconsistency is inconsistent! And it just contributes to people not wanting to rely on any data, when in reality it's very normal for there to be multiple valid ways of measuring something - but if there's no standard, and no one really even knows what method is being used . . . yeah, it's a mess.I think I found out what is going on with North Dakota. About a third of the way down this post on calculating positivity, they explain that North Dakota conducts much more retests than other states and they report said results differently than other states. The whole piece is good and illustrates the danger in relying too heavily on the positivity rate.
Test Positivity in the US is a Mess
I've been calculating the 7 and 14-day per 100k by census tract in my own little spreadsheet. It's definitely not just the university.Things continue to get worse here. I'm doing 5-6 tests per day in the "well" clinic. Prior to last week it was more of a slow trickle, 1 every couple of days. Our sick clinic is hundreds per day up from 20-40.
Our school of 350 has had 2 positives so far. None appear to have spread within school so that is one positive.
I continue to be amazed by the number of people who are uninformed by how much of an increase we have right now. People are still saying it's "just" high numbers because of the University. The reality is the 19-24 year old rate is steady while all other age groups are at high rates of growth.