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Mon Mar 16, 2020, 03:53 PM

I just called my local health department, per hospital's instructions

The woman told me, it's only possible to catch CV if you've been in contact with someone else who has tested positive. I asked what about all of the people who might have it and haven't had access to tests. She didn't respond, instead changed the subject and told me to go to the ER. I live in Tarrant County, TX.

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Reply I just called my local health department, per hospital's instructions (Original post)
Shell_Seas Mar 2020 OP
enough Mar 2020 #1
LisaL Mar 2020 #2
Hortensis Mar 2020 #6
herding cats Mar 2020 #3
Niagara Mar 2020 #4
PA Democrat Mar 2020 #5
Niagara Mar 2020 #7
Maru Kitteh Mar 2020 #8
BusyBeingBest Mar 2020 #9
Maraya1969 Mar 2020 #10

Response to Shell_Seas (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 03:55 PM

1. Incredible to get such false "information" from a health department. NT

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Response to Shell_Seas (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 03:55 PM

2. Oh wow.

We are screwed.
We know community transmission is occurring, yet health department is still telling people it's only possible to contract it if you have been in contact with someone who tested positive?

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Response to LisaL (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 03:57 PM

6. Well, there's our simple answer: Cancel all tests!

Then it won't matter if the untested just show up unannounced at the ER.

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Response to Shell_Seas (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 03:55 PM

3. You're not the only one there whose been denied testing.

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It's becoming an all too common theme.

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Response to Shell_Seas (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 03:56 PM

4. Do you think that you have CV?

I would call the E.R. first before driving there.

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Response to Shell_Seas (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 03:56 PM

5. She should not be telling people to go to the ER!

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Response to PA Democrat (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 03:58 PM

7. Exactly right.

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Response to PA Democrat (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 04:00 PM

8. In my valley, the regional hospital ER is the only place testing can occur.

WHICH IS UNBELIEVABLY STUPID - but that's where we are.

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Response to Shell_Seas (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 04:22 PM

9. She's wrong, you can pick up a lot of viruses if they stay

viable outside the body in various environments--all it takes is getting it on your hand and rubbing your eyes or nose. This is at least the second time I've seen a health professional say this false crap. They should be fired. Scary incompetence.

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Response to Shell_Seas (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 04:40 PM

10. Well, We're all gonna die. eom

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