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While that’s true, rapid antibody tests aren’t all that reliable. I was curious about the timing of your tests, assuming they were 100% perfect at detection, it sounds like you took them a little too early given the timing of your positive nasal swab.

Interesting. I took the first test 24 hours after my worst day of sumptoms. Then I took the second test 48 hours after my worst day. I wonder how long I was asymptomatic before then? I feel like I’m between day 14 and 21 considering I have no symptoms.
 

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Interesting. I took the first test 24 hours after my worst day of sumptoms. Then I took the second test 48 hours after my worst day. I wonder how long I was asymptomatic before then? I feel like I’m between day 14 and 21 considering I have no symptoms.
My friend says you need to be careful. The pattern in her study is for a couple days of symptoms then 5 to 6 days of feeling good then 8 days in people starting getting worse again. So hopefully you stay a mild case and wont see that day 8 crash.
 

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Just had a very long conversation with my friend doing the studies. She believes the drug she is using is helping tremendously.

She also says ventilators are no longer the course of action. She believes they added to deaths in NY and now that they understand that the death rates should be lower.

Basically the reason the people cant oxygenate is because of thousands of micro bloodclots that attack the lungs blocking gas exchange. Young people are being prescribed blood thinners because the clotting is so severe. She says the numbers they use to check for clots are at times 10xs higher than any she has ever seen.

She also said these clots can happen in the heart and they had a 27yr old with zero comorbidity die from it this week because of clots in his heart.
 

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NC covid cases down for third consecutive day to 1,186, positive test rate down to 6%, ICU and hospital bed capacity both above 25%, and hospitalization rate flat for past seven days. All good signs in my book... hope those trends continue. 👍🤞
 

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New York will see more cases and, in turn, hospitalizations as they've finally begun to open back up. It's inevitable since lock downs simply delay spread, not stop it.
 

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NC covid cases down for third consecutive day to 1,186, positive test rate down to 6%, ICU and hospital bed capacity both above 25%, and hospitalization rate flat for past seven days. All good signs in my book... hope those trends continue. 👍🤞
I'm seeing a positive test rate of 9%.
 

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New York will see more cases and, in turn, hospitalizations as they've finally begun to open back up. It's inevitable since lock downs simply delay spread, not stop it.
I tend to believe they have been lying about cases for a while. That or deaths. I didn’t look yesterday, but they have been averaging way more deaths than AL despite AL’s big case rise.
 

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Pretty significant drop in hospitalizations in North Carolina today, down to 843 from 890 yesterday and a peak of 915 last Tuesday. However, there is a cyclical nature to hospitalizations on a weekly basis, so I wouldn’t celebrate too much yet. Still, today’s 843 is lower than last Monday’s 870, so there could be something to it and perhaps hospitalizations have plateaued or peaked. We’ll see...hope for the best, expect the worst...

Excess hospital beds have now increased to 29% and ICU excess capacity has increased to 24%, which is the highest I can remember in a bit (which is good!).

Tomorrow will be telling, though. Tuesdays tend to be the worst days for hospitalizations.
Hospitalizations spiked back to 908 today, though it is still slightly lower than Tuesday last week. 28% spare hospital bed/25% spare ICU capacity is significantly better than last week, IIRC.
 

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I'm seeing a positive test rate of 9%.
They haven't updated the % positive on the NCDHHS website... you'll notice the last date on the chart is 6/29.

I took the total number of confirmed cases for today (1186) and divided that by the number of reported tests (18,676) to get the 6% positive rate.

For what it's worth, over the past 7 days if you take the total number of tests administered and compare them to the number of reported cases we're trending right about a 7% positive rate.

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What's never really made sense to me is how the "seven day average" (yellow line) appears to be higher than almost all the data points. If it's an average, there should be, roughly, half the individual data points above the average and half below the average (give or take). That's definitely not the case with the NCDHHS chart.
 
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