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Shaggy

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Good news, bad news, good news

Good news.......my wifes facility had 100% participation in the vaccine

Bad news 2 months after vaccination 5 employees tested positive yesterday

Good news all 5 cases are asymptomatic
So an update to this post today since my wife got more Info at work last night.

In all 10 people tested positive. This threw the nursing director into a panic so she had everyone that tested positive retest on the quick test machine and another PCR swab. After the retest 7 of the 10 retested negative. So @Jon what could have caused this?
 

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Steven_1974 how are you doing? Feel like lungs are getting stronger? I hit the 9 week mark tomorrow since symptoms began. Still have the chest tightness like a band around my chest feeling and still have a decent amount of belching still. I goto Gastroenterologist on April 28 to see what they think. It’s the weirdest thing, I can exert myself and feel fine, I walked 3 miles on treadmill yesterday in 1 hr 20 minutes and today I hit 3 mph and incline of 4 for quite awhile. I’m confident my chest pressure isn’t cardiac related.
 

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So an update to this post today since my wife got more Info at work last night.

In all 10 people tested positive. This threw the nursing director into a panic so she had everyone that tested positive retest on the quick test machine and another PCR swab. After the retest 7 of the 10 retested negative. So @Jon what could have caused this?
If they tested negative on PCR then they are probably negative (at the moment, of course — she needs to retest these folks through 14 days or quarantine them)

What probably happened and is a problem with antigen “rapid” testing is that it’s not supposed to be used on asymptomatic persons. The accuracy is about half and false positives VERY frequent. Your viral load needs to be pretty high for this test to prove positive.

PCR is the way to go and can’t be fooled due to testing design. It literally needs RNA to work and the only way it can get it is from inside your nose! The only way it usually shows a false negative is administrator error/improper swab technique which is a real thing. Covid sometimes doesn’t have any congestion or runny nose at all, and when they swab just inside one nare, they may miss capable virus that’s hanging out way back there in the sinuses. (Yet there’s been studies saying nare tests are fine, but I still have my doubts since some people are incredibly dry) But even with terrible swabbing technique it’s a good test.
 
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