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    Jump in South Africa's Covid-19 hospital admissions

    By far the most likely scenario is the rapid antigen results are correct. Ie on your first swab you had viral proteins and were probably infectious. By the second swab even if only 2 days later, your immune system had eliminated any active virus. Yay for your immune system.
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    Jump in South Africa's Covid-19 hospital admissions

    What test did you do? PCR / Antigen. How do you interpret your positive and then negative results 3 days apart?
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    Make Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory in SA - experts

    Ja its complex to do correctly. Consider this not too extreme example. A patient fractures his neck in an MVA, resulting in a spinal cord injury and quadriplegia. As a result of his neurogenic bladder, he uses intermittent catheterization. 10 yrs later he develops a urinary tract infection with...
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    Make Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory in SA - experts

    Kwl I may have missed the context, but just to add it's not within the doctors "rights", rather it's his obligation to correctly report the immediate and contributory cause of death. This data in an ideal world should be used to set health policies and priorities.
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    Why cant the vaccine itself be made contagious?

    Did you read the links? The live attenuated polio vaccine is transmissible to a unvaccinated person and results in "vaccination" of that person. The only problem is very occasionally it mutates back to wild type virus and causes disease.
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    Why cant the vaccine itself be made contagious?

    You mean like the polio vaccine? https://www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/poliomyelitis-vaccine-derived-polio Their is a problem with that approach though. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/polio/hcp/vaccine-derived-poliovirus-faq.html
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    Make Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory in SA - experts

    I don't see the problem, would you have a problem with this. . The death of a person in whom pneumococcal pneumonia has been diagnosed (clinically or by laboratory confirmation) but who suffers from advanced pre-existing disease (such as severe cardiovascular disease or malignancy) should be...
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    Omicron panic: How the dumping of 17 000 positive tests skewed the picture of SA’s epidemic trajectory

    Ok so now the Antigen reporting site is down, are one of you blokes ddos it?
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    Omicron panic: How the dumping of 17 000 positive tests skewed the picture of SA’s epidemic trajectory

    I'll quote myself (posted in another thread on saturday ) explaining these tests, and how this data came about. I think if you are looking to lay blame, you need to look to some developer on the IT side, it has nothing to do with "health institutions". "In late 2020, the major labs introduced...
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    New twist as Dutch say passengers from SA have Covid-19 despite testing negative before flight

    So remember in the early days, a lab would not do a RT PCR on you unless referred by a doctor? Remember the stink about how Drs are just trying to make a buck?
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    New twist as Dutch say passengers from SA have Covid-19 despite testing negative before flight

    So NarrowBand being the fine specimen of humanity he is, fractures his leg in a motor vehicle accident. He also happens to be asymptomatically infected with SARS CoV2, what is the harm in admitting him to the general orthopedic ward?
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    New twist as Dutch say passengers from SA have Covid-19 despite testing negative before flight

    Oh so it's the PCR fault. Nothing to do with a virus, or a politician? SARS CoV2 PCR tests have a sensitivity and specificity greater than 99% for doing what they are designed to do ie determine if viral RNA is present in the sample. You then need a brain to interpret that result. And a brain...
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    New twist as Dutch say passengers from SA have Covid-19 despite testing negative before flight

    Should ultrasound be used as a binary yes no for appendicitis? Should CT scanning be used as a binary yes no for lung carcinomas? Should TSH be used as a binary yes no for thyroid disease. Should test X be used as a binary yes no for disease Y. As far as medical test go, PCR or in the case of...
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    New twist as Dutch say passengers from SA have Covid-19 despite testing negative before flight

    I know it's difficult but I'll try let you work it out. You a road cyclist not a mountain biker?
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    New twist as Dutch say passengers from SA have Covid-19 despite testing negative before flight

    If only you had some insight into how ignorant your comment is. Yes I have been to a hospital during this pandemic, daily and most days for the 30 years preceding this pandemic, and insha'Allah hopefully for the next 20yrs. Are you prepared to learn something? Care to read something. I've...
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    New twist as Dutch say passengers from SA have Covid-19 despite testing negative before flight

    So a patient arrives at hospital sick with respiratory illness. We should not test for CV19? Are all PCR tests Bullcrap of is it just the CV19 PCR test?
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    New twist as Dutch say passengers from SA have Covid-19 despite testing negative before flight

    What test would you suggest since the pcr test is Bullcrap?
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    Forced lockdown or mandated vaccines?

    So your article was first published in March 2020. Prior to the first wave, of course immunologists would worry about a rare immune complication. We are now into the fourth wave, with multiple variants. There is no evidence of ADE whether from a prior infection or vaccination. Good science...
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    Forced lockdown or mandated vaccines?

    But did they work? Technologically easy but Ma Rights
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