Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Antibody tests

FASCINATING news out of Colorado County - Telluride, Colorado.

They are working to conduct a mass antibody test that's done specifically to look for the "IGG antibody" that's produced about 8 to 10 days after infection. It's a blood (serum) test with a relatively short turnaround time (less than two days) allow health officials to do mass testing of an entire population in a specific area or community. This can give an idea of the prevalence of COVID-19 in a community.

Specific to Colorado County, they've conducted about 150 'nasal swab' tests for COVID-19. Of those 150 tests, they've had just one positive out of 24 results. The testing was "woefully inadequate" in getting a speedy turnaround.

The goal is to test everyone once initially and then again 14 days later. This tells health officials a few things: 1. they can see who's had the virus.  2. who's created antibodies to fight the virus.   3. who's possibly immune to the virus.   4. who hasn't had any evidence in the blood stream of having created antibodies to fight COVID-19.

Health officials want to test 8,000 residents for the COVID-19 virus.

In other news...
The major media could not be more reckless at this time. President Trump has never said he would force businesses to re-open by Easter!! Why is that so difficult to understand? It's insane what the major media talking heads are saying. Maddening!!!!!!