Testing Not Going to Plan - Anyone Else Tried?

Lee

Moderator
My daughter had a temperature on Friday afternoon so tried to book a test without luck. She woke up on Saturday with a cough. Family and friends then tried all morning to book her a test and at about 11 o clock loads of local tests became available at different places for that afternoon. She had a test and it has come back as negative.

Whatever she has has the exact symptoms of the virus so I can see how testing is being stretched if loads of people have what she has.
 
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Deleted member 171211

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Well, Boris certainly didn't make that clear when it was first mentioned the other week. I may have misremembered it, but I thought he said this was a possible way for us to have a normal Xmas.

that was my recollection also.
 

Trollslayer

Distinguished Member
Some cancers can be detected by dogs so this is possible.
They won't be detecting the virus itself but side effects on the body.
 

SteveAWOL

Distinguished Member
Yup plus sniffer dogs also used to detect malaria and Parkinson’s disease.

These reports were from back in May when they started training the dogs and they expected the trial to be complete by the end of September, so we might be seeing them in UK soon too 🐕




And the Finnish researchers have discovered that the dogs can detect the scent of someone who’s been infected with coronavirus a few days before symptoms even appear, which could make them an even more effective screening tool than PCR swabs!

 

IronGiant

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" The patient who experienced this extraordinarily rare complication (only 1 reported in hundreds of millions of NP swab tests performed) had an undiagnosed skull base defect. " That's a relief, I think...
 

inzaman

Moderator
I go into the office about twice a week and someone has tested positive for COVID a few days ago and we found out yesterday so i was told by work at 2.15pm to get a test. I applied online etc and i was being test at 3pm (15 miles from home). From my experience it doesnt get any more efficient than that - pretty impressive in all fairness.
 

Lee

Moderator
Apparently the army have been in the area today knocking on doors and asking if you'll take a test. On a local page only 2 said they answered the door and dozens said they didn't. If this way of testing is to work in a city like Birmingham then some notice that they are coming would help.
 

IronGiant

Moderator
Maybe they need a persuader?

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IronGiant

Moderator
Apparently... "Volunteers and RAF personnel distributed kits to households in those areas on Tuesday. "
 

starfarer

Well-known Member
delivered by amazon prime and had to make sure it's not already used ;). Cough is not serious but the fever is similar to malarial one ie cyclical with spikes of chill and cold sweat. Came very close to throwing up few times since Monday and this all started with bad stomach (not pain). No runny nose, sneezing etc.
 

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IronGiant

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This is worryingly funny. These laminar flow cabinets are designed to prevent the user contaminating anything in it. They were never designed to protect the user from anything.

Yet an asshat says they are dangerous.
 

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