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Germany follows Korea Covid-19 Testing Model with success.

Germany follows Korea Covid-19 Testing Model with success.

"By the time Germany recorded its first case of Covid-19 in February, laboratories across the country had built up a stock of test kits.

“The reason why we in Germany have so few deaths at the moment compared to the number of infected can be largely explained by the fact that we are doing an extremely large number of lab diagnoses,” said Dr. Christian Drosten, chief virologist at Charité, whose team developed the first test."

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/04/world/europe/germany-coronavirus-deat...

Koreas success was also based on mass testing.

"By learning from a MERS outbreak in 2015, South Korea was prepared and acted swiftly to ramp up testing when the new coronavirus appeared there. Meanwhile, the U.S., plagued by delay and dysfunction, wasted its advantage."

https://www.propublica.org/article/how-south-korea-scaled-coronavirus-te...

Tesla2018 | 04. April 2020

To the medical experts. Do they need to make up a special test kit that tests for covid19 or is their a generic one that detects it. Was the reason that there aren't a lot because they need to be customized for each variety of virus? Is it like having pregnancy tests that might say you are pregnant(have a virus) but not say what the sex (type of virus) that you have.

FISHEV | 04. April 2020

@Tesla2018 "Do they need to make up a special test kit that tests for covid19 or is their a generic one that detects it."

Must be specific.

FISHEV | 04. April 2020

Testing protocol was one of the first things Chinese and WHO scientists jumped on when it was clear it was something new. Korea also. Testing is how you get a handle on it.

China did the lockdown as it ramped up the testing.

Korea had more time ramped up testing and then used basic epidemiology (test, isolate, track, repeat) to get it under control so fast.

Magic 8 Ball | 04. April 2020

FISHEV is an EVIL DISGUSTING LIAR

"kit" is a vague term and there are "litmus" tests to determine if you should be specifically tested for CV-19. A thermometer can be part of a "kit".

FISHEV | 04. April 2020

Everybody walking into a grocers store should be getting a test and a bracelet. When that is happening you will know US is on it's way to getting a handle on it.

Another parallel scenario is also playing out which is Covid-19 infecting large portion of the population which provides immunity to those who recover. This is the current US route.

Magic 8 Ball | 04. April 2020

FISHEV is an EVIL DISGUSTING HATER and is HAPPY people are DYING.

andy.connor.e | 04. April 2020

Looks like another saturday going to six FLAGS

SCCRENDO | 04. April 2020
jimglas | 04. April 2020

Just call them what they are, MAGAts

andy.connor.e | 04. April 2020

does being a mutant mean that i can wear multiple hats at the same time?