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Hokie Fiji

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There should be


In the report released by Mecklenburg County there was an acknowledgement that 50% of active cases met criteria to be released from isolation. How many of those were individuals who tested positive more than once in an effort to clear policies related to quarantine?

A statement that 1.8% of any given population are active cases is good information if it is true. Unfortunately there isn't anything in the county's report that confirms that statement. Maybe that's splitting hairs, but this is an important enough issue to demand better clarity than what the media is reporting.

My personal experience is with one employee who tested positive. Although the person was asymptomatic, our protocol required them to get a negative result before they could come back to work. Took them four more tries before they did that. 1 person. 5 "cases." 4 of those were positive and 1 was negative. There's the skew that is problematic

"Cases" definitely translates to "positive tests." And that is a useful metric. But it doesn't mean that all positive tests represent separate individuals -- which is what WBTV and others are reporting as fact.

(In response to this post by PhotoHokieNC)

Posted: 08/01/2020 at 11:05AM



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Current Thread:
  I have reached the end of my knowledge. . -- HokieGator 08/01/2020 1:06PM
  You da man. Especially if you had attended it. ** -- PhotoHokieNC 08/01/2020 1:17PM
  Oh heck no. Watched it the next day. -- HokieGator 08/01/2020 1:22PM
  We have 6 or 7 who’d provoke me likewise. ** -- PhotoHokieNC 08/01/2020 1:47PM
  Do "cases" actually mean "residents?" -- Hokie Fiji 08/01/2020 10:34AM
  There should be -- Hokie Fiji 08/01/2020 11:05AM
  Yeah. It would be REALLY helpful to know... -- MP4VT2004 08/01/2020 12:13PM
  We know someone who tested positive but is back at work. -- PhotoHokieNC 08/01/2020 12:28PM
  Not complaining about your inference at all -- Hokie Fiji 08/01/2020 11:29AM
  Good stuff, Photo. Thanks! -- Hokie Fiji 08/01/2020 11:37AM
  I know someone who is one of those positive cases -- HokieR 08/01/2020 10:13AM

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