Coronavirus screening crucial to halting infections in South Africa

Jamie McKane

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Coronavirus screening crucial to halting infections in South Africa

When vans equipped with loudspeakers arrived in the South African mining town of Thlabane to urge residents to get screened for the coronavirus, restaurant worker Thembelihle didn’t hesitate to join the queue.

“We’re very afraid from what we are seeing on TV,” the 34-year-old said after she completed her screening. “The numbers are going up.”

[Bloomberg]
 

Gordon_R

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How will screening make a difference when testing itself is just a snapshot in time?

Don't come here with your colonialist scientific mentality! Governments have to be seen to be doing something, even of what they do is mostly ineffective... /sarcasm

Screening and testing are useful as part of a pilot project, and will be useful as part of contact tracing programs.

The rest of the article is just a copy/paste by Bloomberg of various news stories.
 

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Don't come here with your colonialist scientific mentality! Governments have to be seen to be doing something, even of what they do is mostly ineffective... /sarcasm

Screening and testing are useful as part of a pilot project, and will be useful as part of contact tracing programs.

The rest of the article is just a copy/paste by Bloomberg of various news stories.
Colonialist from the Cape Flats? :p :laugh:

Using screening as a means to identify possible hotspots I can live with. :thumbsup: Part of me wonder if we should be spending more money beefing up hospital capacity.
 
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