What was the % of people having the test results with them. . .Rikado Rikado to Expats living in The Dominican Republic
They started the Covid-19 testing at STI today. My flight landed at 2AM and everyone that did not have their Covid test result either on their phone or a paper copy had to be tested at the airport. Test is not bad. They poke your finger, take a blood sample and the result comes out in five minutes. Most people who took it were negative. I did see 2 people with a positive test result. They were escorted somewhere. I don't know what happened to them. I did not see them again for the 35 minutes i spent in the immigration line. But over all, the entire process was not bad. From when we landed to taking the test to getting outside the airport, took 1 hour and 10 minutes.
I agree, the kids and I got tested twice. First time, blood for antibodies and nasal swab for virus. The second time, a couple days before flying, we only did the nasal swab.I thought the blood test only told you if you have antibodies. If you have those you may not be sick now but were in the past. What are they going to do with someone who has antibodies but may not actually be sick at the time?
where did you get the nasal swab test and got the results back so fast?I agree, the kids and I got tested twice. First time, blood for antibodies and nasal swab for virus. The second time, a couple days before flying, we only did the nasal swab.
Makes no sense to test for antibodies only for arriving passengers.
NYCwhere did you get the nasal swab test and got the results back so fast?
Yep. Just a diagnostic covid test. On your phone or on a piece of paper within 5 days of arrival.I' m a little confused. The blood test is for antibodies, not necessarily you are infected on arrival with Covid19. You may have been infected in the past. You may have an immunity.Maybe not. So what does this really show them? Will they accept a blood test upon arrival if not older than 5 days or do they want a nasal test?
It started out alright then went out of control.From this radical number of "gains of functions" the chances it arose naturally are near zero. OTOH, it was not produced by sequencing or CRISPR, so coronavirus researchers can claim "it was not engineered" just like President Clinton claimed oral sex was not sex.
This means it was A PREDICTABLE ACCIDENT, as if a person drank a bottle of whiskey and then tried to drive a motorcycle down a mountain on a twisty road with black ice every Friday night with saddle bags full of blasting caps.
From: Lawrence de Martin