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US needs to conduct 20 million coronavirus tests
per day to reopen fully, Harvard report says

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 4/20/2020 7:08:40 PM

The U.S. will need to administer 20 million tests for the novel coronavirus each day by mid-summer in order to fully remobilize the economy in a safe fashion, according to new report from a Harvard panel of more than 45 experts in health, science and economics. The figure far exceeds testing recommendations from other health experts. Former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has said that the country will need to initially conduct up to 3 million tests per week to reopen. A separate estimate from Harvard University researchers says the U.S. must conduct between 500,000 and 700,00

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Cost would be $15,000,000,000/month for this month testing. I wonder if Soros bought up all the testing labs just before this started?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: ronniethek 4/20/2020 7:14:05 PM (No. 385917)
Eff Harvard.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: marbles 4/20/2020 7:16:42 PM (No. 385921)
Wouldnt you have to test everyone , everyday ,forever? You dont have it today but you might have it tomorrow.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Vesicant 4/20/2020 7:19:05 PM (No. 385922)
It would be a lot cheaper just to show people a bat and see if they sneeze.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: MFM 4/20/2020 7:20:35 PM (No. 385924)
Stuff your stinking tests and stop the insanity!!!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: mizzmac 4/20/2020 7:23:45 PM (No. 385927)
How can this be? At that rate, in two weeks every person in America would have be tested.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: vinegrower 4/20/2020 7:24:35 PM (No. 385928)
Total BS
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Vaquero45 4/20/2020 7:26:05 PM (No. 385929)
None of these idiots have the slightest idea what they’re doing, or what they’re talking about. Reopen the country, and tell all these people - including that phony Fauci - to pound sand.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Urgent Fury 4/20/2020 7:30:56 PM (No. 385934)
Yay, more experts.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: NancyD 4/20/2020 7:32:58 PM (No. 385935)
I wonder if this "Harvard panel" has the Chem Professor from Harvard who was busted trying to fly to Wuhaun with 2 Chinese peeps with 21 vials of an unknown substance tucked into their socks????? Harvard can kiss my....
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Reply 10 - Posted by: voxpopuli 4/20/2020 7:48:40 PM (No. 385941)
no thanks i'm fine.. i don't believe in HOAX viruses..
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Reply 11 - Posted by: red1066 4/20/2020 7:49:12 PM (No. 385942)
Well if it's from Harvard, it must be BS.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: snowoutlaw 4/20/2020 7:51:46 PM (No. 385944)
These experts have zero scientific proof that the closing down the economy has done anything so how can they know that testing 20 million/day is needed?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: inspectorudy 4/20/2020 7:53:08 PM (No. 385946)
Maybe someone here can tell me why testing is going to help? It isn't like a blood test to see if you have built up immunity and can be mildly comfortable that you will not get it again. But the "Have it or not have it" tests don't tell you anything but that you don't have it now. In two minutes you might get it after the virus test. In fact, you might get it at the testing center. So what good is this type of test? Please, someone, tell me what it will do!
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Lawsy0 4/20/2020 7:53:37 PM (No. 385947)
But this is just from Harvard, you know, like getting a BS from Harvard? But 45 times more wrong. Should I aspire to be like that lone Japanese soldier found in the jungle many years after the end of the war/ Come out of my cave in 20 years with my face mask and rubber gloves to hand out hand cleaner? You degree from Harvard is essentially worthless paper.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: TJ54 4/20/2020 7:57:24 PM (No. 385951)
F-ck Harvard. They can use their obscene endowment to pay for them
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Reply 16 - Posted by: DVC 4/20/2020 8:05:23 PM (No. 385957)
Hogwash. Not going to happen.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Bur Oak 4/20/2020 8:07:13 PM (No. 385959)
What would we do without the elites of Harvard? We'd have a better country.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: dangreen43 4/20/2020 8:09:06 PM (No. 385960)
This from the Univ who just had the head of their Chemistry Dept arrested for being an agent of China. I say F**k Harvard and all of their Warrens
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Starboard_side 4/20/2020 8:13:17 PM (No. 385963)
So, they decide to pull a number so high, and so costly, that it would ensure the economy of the entire world collapsed, huh? Not really sure their desired cure, is worse than the disease. After all, if the numbers are right, far more have had the disease, and not ended up too sick, or needing hospitalization. It does seem to be NYC centric as the biggest problem area, but then they're now adding anyone who dies, it seems, to the numbers. And, the overwhelming majority of people who are dying are over 70, and have other health problems. It might be easier to quarantine the elderly, and those who are known to have health problems than the entire country.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: JediJerry 4/20/2020 8:22:08 PM (No. 385966)
Bull twinkie. Why not 332 million a day. You know, the entire population of the country. Every day from here on out.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Cardsfan 4/20/2020 8:24:30 PM (No. 385967)
#13 - I think the point is, once you have been tested you will be given a green (immune) or red (not immune) armband. Greens will have run of the place; red means you can’t circulate in the general population. Plus, if you gave a red band and get caught with any “non-essential” items it’s a big fine. See how it works?
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Reply 22 - Posted by: beca 4/20/2020 8:35:24 PM (No. 385974)
I don’t care what anyone at Harvard says.... Dershowitz even took up for the right. I don’t want to hear about Harvard. I have two degrees from college. I have no use for Harvard and their ego ..
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Reply 23 - Posted by: zzzghy 4/20/2020 8:36:42 PM (No. 385975)
People are different all over; I live in the Coachella Valley and most people around here are starting to blow off and forget about this nonsense. It's already pretty hot in the desert; viruses run their course quickly out here and besides, not many people live out here accidentally if you get my drift. Lots of cyclists, lots of runners, very few masks; people in my neighborhood -- the non-snowblowers who didn't run off into the night with their blue hair on fire -- are sitting together chatting on their patios, as they should be. I've been in and out of Manhattan a few times over the years and it's obviously different than Palm Springs and I get that but I'm convinced they're lying their asses off regarding those NY china disease numbers. Reminds me of those small Illinois ballot counts when the number of democrat votes surpasses the number of actual citizens living there. I refuse to be a sucker. I've got my worthless cloth mask; I don't much care for people anyway so "social distancing" is a walk in the park. Heh...
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Reply 24 - Posted by: planetgeo 4/20/2020 8:36:43 PM (No. 385976)
Ineffective. Unreliable. Ridiculously expensive. So obvious what their strategy is. Perfect Cloward-Piven... Overwhelm the system. Destroy the economy. Bring down Trump. Socialism forever.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: SpentPenny 4/20/2020 8:37:15 PM (No. 385977)
I will never take their test. Additionally, I have never before been anti-vax. I would not dream of raising my kids without the protections of vaccinations against many common diseases. But I raised my kids before medicine became political so I will never take whatever they dream up for this virus. I do not trust the powers that be since I see so many blatantly undermining our President.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: udanja99 4/20/2020 8:38:02 PM (No. 385980)
They really have gone off the deep end, haven’t they? I haven’t even had a sniffle in at least 3 years so they can kiss my arse and let me go back to work.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Italiano 4/20/2020 8:38:38 PM (No. 385981)
"Experts say..." "Studies have shown...." BS on the way, every time. Watch your wallet.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 4/20/2020 8:38:44 PM (No. 385982)
This is unsane. We are doing about 140,000 tests a day now. Demanding 100+ times more testing is setting an impossible standard. This of course is the goal. Demand the impossible so that "success" is not possible. It won't matter if the virus doesn't flare up, just not meeting the absurd testing requirement would be enough. Then if 1 person dies, it would be blamed on not doing enough tests. 3 million tests a week would be about 3 times what we are doing now. That is possible. The reality is, no one knows how many tests are needed. No one knows how many cases there will be. No one knows how many deaths there will be. No one knows if social distancing works. No one knows if the treatments being tested are working well. No one knows much of anything for certain. It IS clear that the worst scenarios predicted originally are NOT happening. It is also clear that there are hot spots where things are bad and other areas with very few cases. Why? No one knows for sure. It does seem that the number of cases seems to follow a bell curve and within 6 weeks, an infected area is on the down side of the curve. We must get the economy moving because lives are being destroyed. We don't need tests to know that.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: stablemoney 4/20/2020 8:39:23 PM (No. 385984)
No we don't. If you are sick, you don't need a test to tell you that. By the way, Harvard used to be a good school, but that was before it abandoned merit.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Safari Man 4/20/2020 8:45:22 PM (No. 385991)
The same people tell us global warming will incinerate the earth where its not under water within 12 years.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: harleynyc 4/20/2020 9:12:24 PM (No. 385997)
Isn't that the same school where Barry Soetoro wrote the American dream is to be Donald Trump.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Kate318 4/20/2020 9:34:27 PM (No. 386006)
This would be the Harvard that had one if it’s own professors recently arrested for illegally working with Chinese researchers, no?
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Reply 33 - Posted by: hershey 4/20/2020 9:57:16 PM (No. 386016)
Lets see, at 20 million a day, population of 350 million, it would only take 17.5 days to test everyone...
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Reply 34 - Posted by: Strike3 4/20/2020 10:33:07 PM (No. 386041)
Harvard is closed and has been discredited over and over. This is the bunch of loons who paid Lizzy $300K to teach one class.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: cor-vet 4/20/2020 11:01:31 PM (No. 386063)
I have begun to put no more credence in pronouncements from Harvard then I do from those asinine experts in Hollywierd!
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Reply 36 - Posted by: Texasdoc 4/20/2020 11:49:16 PM (No. 386094)
Not to mention that the current belief is that the test is only 75% accurate. One of every four people who test negative when retested later are found positive. So the test is tremendously unreliable. The call for massive daily testing is BS and just a leftist attempt to keep us from re-opening responsibly (wash hands, distance, keep higher risk folks reasonably protected, maybe wear masks in places with more people - for a while...) again in attempt to bring Trump down. He clearly understands that the long term side effects of a crashed economy are now likely far more serious to the population as a whole (domestic violence, child abuse, malnutrition, families thrown into a cycle of poverty) than the current risk is for people at low risk for a devastating outcome. Also, the whole current leftist mantra of massive testing every day does not take into account that every day responsible self-directed Americans make risk assessments regarding themselves and their families, and this right is both constitutionally protected as well as God-given. And finally, yes, eff Harvard.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: PESSIMIST 4/21/2020 12:53:11 AM (No. 386120)
Were these the same Harvard experts implicated as Chinese agents?
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Reply 38 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 4/21/2020 1:23:46 AM (No. 386129)
Do they have stock in the company making the tests ? Help me understand how going to a drive up test site one car after another, without the tester changing clothes is helpful. If somebody in the car in front of me has the virus, then I pull up, what happens?
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Reply 39 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 4/21/2020 8:34:19 AM (No. 386266)
Who is paying for it? Who is getting paid? How will they get 20 million people a day? Will they go house to house? Will people have to be tested multiple times? This smells like a boondoggle for someone. A Harvard study or more junk science? Is there any difference?
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Reply 40 - Posted by: The Remnants 4/21/2020 8:35:48 AM (No. 386267)
Is Harvard one of the ivy-league schools that has chosen to lower their standards for admission? I pass.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: MickTurn 4/21/2020 9:26:58 AM (No. 386344)
Haavaad, that bastion of Moronic Thinking with a Law Degree backing it up. Thanks for your Input, now go back to being your Communist Selves!
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Reply 42 - Posted by: Opsimath 4/21/2020 12:08:55 PM (No. 386613)
Seeing all these experts reminds me of an old funny definition for "expert"-- "ex" is a "has been" and "spurt" is a "drip under pressure."
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