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Old 05-17-20, 08:02 AM
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FDA approves new test...

****tt said it plans to ship nearly 30 million tests this month and will have the capacity to ship 60 million tests in June.

The tests can indicate whether a person has had Covid-19 and was either asymptomatic or recovered.

“Having more options of highly reliable tests across our platforms will help healthcare workers and health officials as they conduct broad scale testing for Covid-19,” ****tt CEO Robert Ford said in a statement.
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/11/coro...body-test.html

A new test, and in these volumes could certainly be a game changer.
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Not sure why it is censored, it is merely the name of a drug company. A b b o t t Labs
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Here's a cryptic clue, as to the reason for the asterisks:
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And another breakthrough...

WHAT HAPPENED? – After weeks of speculation about which drugs may treat Covid-19, remdesivir results from three major trials were released Wednesday, prompting Fauci's declaration. Remdesivir is an anti-viral drug that's designed to stop viruses from replication once they infect cells.

The most influential trial of the three was run by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the agency of which Fauci is the director. This trial is the most important because it's the most rigorous randomized, controlled clinical trial to study the effects of remdesivir. The NIAD trial found that remdesivir might speed up recovery, but may not lower mortality rates.

"What it has proven is that a drug can block this virus," Fauci announced at the White House . He also added that the drug will become the "standard of care," which means that when we look into other drug treatments, we will compare them to remdesivir to evaluate how they work against Covid-19.
https://www.inverse.com/mind-body/wh...ith-remdesivir

So, given enough time, perhaps modern medicine can keep this virus from looking like the 1918 Spanish Flu... If in fact we are not "reopening" too soon, and start a "second wave" before these and other medical breakthroughs have a chance to be effective. remdesivir is a treatment... the test mentioned in the OP will help with tracking, and vaccine testing has been started... but all these take time to develop and distribute... and the only way to "make time" is by maintaining distance.

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Originally Posted by Lemond1985 View Post
Here's a cryptic clue, as to the reason for the asterisks:
Ahhh
A very disrespectful slang term for an indigenous Australian.
Not ever used in polite conversation.
Got it. I didn't known BF was so well followed down under.

OK, well in America, A B B O T T L A B S is a pharmaceutical company currently working on C O R O N A V I R U S containment.
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https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/11/coro...body-test.html

A new test, and in these volumes could certainly be a game changer.
link isn't working
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Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
link isn't working
You need to insert the slang term for native Australians into the link. It's week old news granting Abott emergency use authorization for an anti-body test.
Time to get a more intelligent censor...

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Originally Posted by gregf83 View Post
You need to insert the slang term for native Australians into the link. It's week old news granting Abott emergency use authorization for an anti-body test.
Time to get a more intelligent censor...



https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxymoron
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Originally Posted by gregf83 View Post
You need to insert the slang term for native Australians into the link. It's week old news granting Abott emergency use authorization for an anti-body test.
Time to get a more intelligent censor...
thank you. I'm a little slow on the uptake today
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FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization For 1st Coronavirus Antigen Test

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronav...s-antigen-test
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Originally Posted by Nachoman View Post

FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization For 1st Coronavirus Antigen Test

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronav...s-antigen-test
More recent news about re-infection of "recovered" sailors aboard the U.S.S. T. Roosevelt calls into question about; a) test accuracy, or b) that antibodies are strong enough to prevent infection, or re-infection following contracting the disease or a vaccine. Very troubling!
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Originally Posted by Nachoman View Post
FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization For 1st Coronavirus Antigen Testhttps://www.npr.org/sections/coronav...s-antigen-test
That's an even older announcement (May 9th) for a rapid test for detecting active Coronavirus not antibodies.
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This is good, But the FDA is still acting as our worst enemy in hindering universal basic COVID testing. (The simple positive/negative) Seattle heath authorities (SCAN) and Bill Gates' deep pockets have been running a program to get test at home kits to people to expand knowledge of where the outbreaks are. (And face the simple reality that many cannot or will not leave their homes to get tested. Given the risks, probably often smart calls.) FDA didn't have issues with that. But SCAN also has been giving the tested the results in contradiction to the rules for "surveillance tests".

Fine - for a test for some minor ailment. But when knowledge is so desperately needed to help people live their lives safely and not infect others? This is right up there with shutting down the early ventures at tests last February while the CDC fumbled around with a "superior" test that didn't work - because those ventures, done by private ventures, were going too fast for proper FDA testing and approval.

Come on, FDA. Get out of the way! There are people trying to do the right thing. And here, that means moving faster than all the boxes can be checked. And yes, mistakes will be made and lives lost. Those early tests might have cost a few dozen. Maybe even hundreds. Instead, while the t's were being crossed and the i's dotted, this pandemic raged on, costing us 10s of thousands of lives. And it is still marching on. We still have barely a clue where it is and less about where it is going to show up next.

I could have a tele-appointment with my GP after I put myself, not thinking fast enough, in a high risk situation and get approval for a drive through test, drive there, get tested and an E-mail back with the results. I'm privileged. I have a health plan and a GP who knows me. Not all have the pockets to afford that. Or the internet service to get the E-mail (or set up the appointment). Or the car to drive there. Now the FDA is saying that an outfit that is sending test kits to the home-bound without those privileges is out of order because they are using those test results to both track cases geographically and inform those tested of their status? At a time when we don't have near enough test to do either one of those. Don't we want as much real, hard information as possible and get that information to where it will do the most good?

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