- Mar 24, 2018
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Rather, just to use your analogy, a couple should not plan for the baby shower just because they had sex the night before. From the New York Times article:That sounds to me like being "barely" pregnant.
... and yet, 189,215 in the U.S. (892,721 globally) have died from it ...
Source: Johns Hopkins
"In Massachusetts, from 85 to 90 percent of people who tested positive in July with a cycle threshold of 40 would have been deemed negative if the threshold were 30 cycles, Dr. Mina said. “I would say that none of those people should be contact-traced, not one,” he said.
Other experts informed of these numbers were stunned.
“I’m really shocked that it could be that high — the proportion of people with high C.T. value results,” said Dr. Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute. “Boy, does it really change the way we need to be thinking about testing.”
The usual diagnostic tests may simply be too sensitive and too slow to contain the spread of the virus.
I think the number of cycles should be specified for every test result to help epidemiologists, clinicians and statisticians in determining a number of things including if the cause of death is actually Covid.