JC, I'm GA as well, and my wife was tested even though she only had an unexplained fever. Her x-rays were good, and the flu test was negative. Keep an eye on it, and if you don't have a warm fuzzy about, go to the ER like we did.
A lot of other doctors are quite enthusiastic about it. Its early yet, it may be a while before its usefulness is fully known. I hear it may be some time before a vaccine is available so whatever IS available will be welcome if it helps with symptoms.Yes. I spoke with the doctor about it. He did not sound enthusiastic. He said they might help but evidence is anecdotal. He also said that we do not have much in this area because malaria is not a threat here so now getting it would prove challenging.
Cool stuff, thanks for sharing it. Never has this much intellectual and money been invested at one issue. We will see but one thing is for certain, we will be decades ahead in research of where we would have without the infection.My sister is the lead scientist at CSIRO in Australia. The team she hired and the process they set up over a year ago in preparation for just such a pandemic has paid off. They are currently in host trials for a vaccine that should be ready in the future.
In addition, I have provided the distribution power equipment for our own USA ORNL-Battelle Labs world’s fastest super computer. That computer was used by A group of scientist to quickly determine a possible 47 known drugs that could effect the transmission of Covid 19.
That is just two break throughs I am personally aware of. There are I am sure hundreds more. There is reason to be optimistic. Just some good news for those who are effected or worried.
No testing for me. They are only testing first respondeners right now. My daughter is sick now. She lives in Atlanta and shares an apartment with 3 others. Last night she had fever and sore throat. Now she has a cough and is having trouble drawing a breath. I have been stunned to find they will not test her. The trouble breathing symptom, until now, has been the trigger to get tested. If we can not get a doctors order for testing tomorrow morning then I am going to pick her up and take her to the ER. The hell with all of them if they think I am doing nothing while my daughter can not breath.The "pills" mentioned cannot be given without a doctors prescription, so its not reckless.
Has she been to see anyone? I have a hard time believing no one will test her if she is having trouble breathing! Kind of a big deal....
Agree, but they will not see people with these symptoms. Doctors have been ordering a test to rule out COVID-19 before seeing the patient. We will find someone in the morning or take her to the ERBut that does not rule out seeing a doctor to determine what IS the problem Shortness of breath is or can be serious. Don't wait too long.
Agree, but they will not see people with these symptoms. Doctors have been ordering a test to rule out COVID-19 before seeing the patient. We will find someone in the morning or take her to the ER
That is the way it has always been. Right now everything is so crazy. Different sectors of the healthcare industry are designing protocols based upon assumptions and old information from other sectors. First they establish "call your doctor and do not come in unannounced." Then we moved to "call and get an order for a test if you meet criteria." Now we have no tests and it is "only testing 1st responders until we have enough tests." Meanwhile the first two protocols are still being followed. I will have to make some noise tomorrow.There are zero scenarios where fever and not being able to draw a breath do not warrant a trip ER. ZERO