Looks like they updated the projections Monday morning. Unfortunately their projections added some new data that shows they will need more ventilators.
While having false negative test results is definitely not desirable or helpful, it might help to think about it this way: if you consider who is being tested for COVID19 right now, it can be broken down into two groups. 1) people who are symptomatic (ie fever, cough, lower respiratory symptoms), and 2) those who work in "high exposure" areas (ie long term care facilities, cruise ships, theme parks). In the first category, the test is being conducted to help determine the appropriate course of treatment and level of isolation the patient should be in. At this point in the pandemic, if you have COVID19 symptoms but test negative, you should continue isolation as if you have COVID19, regardless of the result. If you do get sick enough to be hospitalized, you will be tested again and at that point you may come up with a positive test result. In the second situation, the testing is being done for data and tracking purposes to determine how the virus spread to a large amount of people. Obviously, false negatives don't help with good data collection, but in the end they aren't harmful either.What really concerns me, the high incidence of false negative tests being reported. This could have serious consequences.
Wow that is pretty crazy. I bet you are right about age.Why is Arizona looking so bad in terms of projected deaths from pandemic. https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/arizona ? Are there that many in the high risk group?
You have some interesting neighbors there, Mike...1) Can you kill the virus by parking a blow dryer up your nose?
2) How should I prepare my face and nostrils for getting singed up to 136°F while I apply the hair dryer to my nostrils? Is there a lotion I should be using? If I don't have any lotion is there a video I can watch on YouTube about how to roll my own from household cleaning and grocery products?
"SOURCE" (yes...it's Florida...):
I shared this with @Mrs Gafftaper and she suggested that not only is it age but also that those older people all migrate from other parts of the country, bringing the virus with them. You can imagine seniors from all over the west coast deciding that the best plan for them to be safe is to go to their winter home/condo in Arizona away from the big cities.Why is Arizona looking so bad in terms of projected deaths from pandemic. https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/arizona ? Are there that many in the high risk group?
I feel that, but Florida isn't too far from that. Maybe more younger people, but still plenty of people thinking that masks are a conspiracy theory. Is the population density higher than in Florida? It just doesn't add up.