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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Aug 2020 at 9:46pm
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As Scahmpy says in his concise summary. There is an election coming.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Aug 2020 at 3:15pm
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Watching breaking news on CNN this morning and Dr Fauci is warning that the death toll from corona-virus will reach 300,000 in America. Trump is warning the public that there will be many more deaths.
Something Dr Fauci mentioned, that when testing for corona-virus in the field, they had discovered they were getting 15% false positives. That is the tests were not finding the corona-virus in 15% of the people who had it...
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What they dont tell you is that false +ve is usually caused by a person who has had Covid, recovered, and still has traces of dead contaminated cells which can remain for several months..

 Which in that case, if they have never been tested before, had mild  symptoms would still be co8unted when where not before.
 And add to that the US is only able to test a proportion of those showing symptoms , and even then there are days , even weeks on a 'waiting list'


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Aug 2020 at 4:16pm
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Not quite Steps. What he is meaning is that 15% of those with the virus are not being picked up in the tests. Better expressed as false negatives really. 
It is a sampling problem. And one of the many weaknesses  in our border system. Eg setting people off on compassionate exemption from isolation based on a -ve test. Doesn't mean they haven't got the virus. Good chance they haven't, but still a possibility they have.
What you are referring to is what seems to be a a 2nd infection in many. They are picking up +ve tests in many who had the infection many weeks or months previous. What they haven't concluded yet is if they have been infected again (no immunity) or it is a relic of the old infection.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Aug 2020 at 6:45pm
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Yeah false positives is when the test doesn't indicate that you have the virus, when you do. False negative is when the test indicates that you have the virus, but you don't..

Medical terms not mine...

The false positives are a worry..but I think our NZ false positives would be a lot lower due to smaller numbers of testing and better testing procedures..
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Aug 2020 at 8:17pm
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Aug 2020 at 8:19pm
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Originally posted by Skoti Skoti wrote:

The title of this post gives me the biggest stiffy Big smile

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Originally posted by Skoti Skoti wrote:

The title of this post gives me the biggest stiffy Big smile
She said you're deaf.No I have selective hearing.And thats when it started.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Aug 2020 at 10:14am
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Originally posted by Mr Moritz Mr Moritz wrote:

Yeah false positives is when the test doesn't indicate that you have the virus, when you do. False negative is when the test indicates that you have the virus, but you don't..[DIV]
[/DIV][DIV]Medical terms not mine...[/DIV][DIV]
[/DIV][DIV]The false positives are a worry..but I think our NZ false positives would be a lot lower due to smaller numbers of testing and better testing procedures..
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You have that backwards, a false positive is when the test says "yup" and you don't have it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Aug 2020 at 12:22pm
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Yes - but it was reported as 15% false positives. You cant get those false +ves with this test.  meaning if you are -ve, you can't get a +ve result. Only false negatives.
So the 15% referred to is really false -ves. They reported -ve, but in fact were +ve.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Aug 2020 at 12:36pm
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All due respect Alan.. that post above.. all I can hear is an old Goons radio skit from the 50s/ 60s or a morecomb and wise skit.Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Aug 2020 at 1:09pm
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Monty python dead parrot?
But it is confusing, because you can look at it both ways.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Aug 2020 at 4:06pm
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Originally posted by Mr Moritz Mr Moritz wrote:

Four Candles/Fork Handles
Two Ronnies?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Aug 2020 at 5:14pm
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Monty python dead parrot?
But it is confusing, because you can look at it both ways.

 yeah the parrot could be +ve and dead or -ve and alive right?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Aug 2020 at 5:20pm
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No - its not dead. Just sleeping. Looks dead, all symptoms of dead. But not. According to the guy selling it.
So it is either falsely alive, or falsely dead. Depending if you are the buyer or seller.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Aug 2020 at 5:44pm
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It's dead standing up and dollar, sorry pound alive.

But let's not be misdirecting this post.

I should take a few monty slaps. And then a dance.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Aug 2020 at 7:40pm
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Originally posted by MATTOO MATTOO wrote:

It's dead standing up and dollar, sorry pound alive.

But let's not be misdirecting this post.

I should take a few monty slaps. And then a dance.

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