Failure of bureaucracy in COVID-19 testing.

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  1. squidward

    squidward Well-Known Member

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    There was no test kit with good sensitivity or specificity developed until recently
     
  2. rkhames

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    I read this article on the subject:
    https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/12/asia/coronavirus-south-korea-testing-intl-hnk/index.html

    Most other articles read basically the same. The article states that South Korea is creating test kits that look for the presence of certain genes. The question that is not answered is where they got the information on what genes to test for. According to the article, they started making the test kits four days before the first cases were identified in South Korea. The next question is was the information (Mapped Genome or Sample) provided to the US at the same time it was provided to South Korea? If South Korea received the information from China earlier then the US then it proves my point.
     
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    Watch the video in your link.
    They got it from WHO.
     
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    Eleuthera Well-Known Member Donor

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    Where on earth did those bloody socialists in China find theirs? How could, to borrow from Trump's description, such a **** hole country as China react so quickly, even as such an "exceptional" country as the US fail so spectacularly?
     
  5. squidward

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    China was diagnosing based on positive chest radiographic evidence of pneumonia.
     
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    Eleuthera Well-Known Member Donor

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    You know this how?
     

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