LadyGeek wrote: ↑
Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:07 pm
the way wrote: ↑
Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:44 pm
Kagord wrote: ↑
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:41 pm
I watched last night's virus press conference, either:
1. Our president was not briefed on the UC Davis community spread case
2. Our president was briefed on the UC Davis community spread case
In either event, it wasn't brought up and there had to be people "in the know" in that room. They should have brought that up, instead of saying we are number 1 in preparedness. If we are number one, how come we can't even make test kits that work whereas other countries with significantly less wealth and resources can? And why did UC Davis have to ask multiple times for a test kit?
So yeah, I have absolutely no confidence now, and based on Italy, Iran, and Korea, prepping from level 1 to level 2 now. I'm hopeful I look silly in 3 months.
Edit: To the mods, I'm trying not to be political here, just stating things how I see them and my preparedness decision process
"How you see something" is completely based on your internal bias, the sources of info you use, and how much independent research and analysis you put into it.
btw, to answer your first question https://youtu.be/nx7lhj25__c?t=5702
and this is the CDC response to your second question https://www.npr.org/sections/health-sho ... california
To keep this thread from becoming derailed, let's keep this discussion focused on preparation.
General comments can be made here: Bogleheads community discussion - Coronavirus
of the press conferences are off-topic)
Ok. But isn't saying "So yeah, I have absolutely no confidence now" after watching the press conference an opinion? Whereas I just replied with links from 2 very reputable sources to answer the questions they raised (to try to restore their confidence):
1. Why didn't they mention the first community spread case during the press conference? Answer: the news came out in real time during the press conference so no one in the room knew.
2, Why did the CDC reject/delay testing for 4 days? Answer: CDC says they were asked for the first time on the 23rd, not the 19th. This sounds more like the typical local/fed he-said/she-said type fight. In the best case, it might just be a miscommunication. Example:
Local: I'm calling to see if we should request a Covid-19 test on a patient.
CDC: Does the patient meet the current requirements for testing based on travel history or contact with others?
CDC: Then, no.
I can see how the Local official will think they were told "no, you can't have a test", while the CDC would think they just answered the question "should we request a test"
Who really knows though, but I think undermining the credibility of the CDC is a problem and will create a panic and panic buying like people here are describing at Costco.
btw, anyone who ran out and bought masks who is not a health professional or taking care of someone or is sick, is putting lives at risk by creating a shortage for those that need them. US Surgeon General warning: https://twitter.com/Surgeon_General/sta ... 5283932160