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Flu has been renamed Covid


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#21 BogDrakonov

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Posted January 07 2021 - 04:09 PM

The flu cases are much lower this year since (most) people are wearing masks and social distancing. As for flu-like symptoms and COVID RNA, you would test positive for COVID unless the viral load in your sample was strong enough that you must actually have the illness. If COVID tests worked this way we'd have an 80-99% false positive rate and wouldn't bother with testing. (I say this as someone who recently took a nasal covid test to get cleared to enter my office)

 

Also for your first sentence, I admit to reading only a portion of the article, but that's because of this website's bias and mixed factual reporting rating (according to https://mediabiasfac...ust-the-news/).

 

I worked in a scientific setting for a long time (albeit not biological research) and I just get irritated when someone with credentials spouts off nonsense because they think they know better than 99% of the scientists in their field.


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#22 packetloss

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Posted January 07 2021 - 06:55 PM

Also for your first sentence, I admit to reading only a portion of the article, but that's because of this website's bias and mixed factual reporting rating (according to https://mediabiasfac...ust-the-news/).

 

I worked in a scientific setting for a long time (albeit not biological research) and I just get irritated when someone with credentials spouts off nonsense because they think they know better than 99% of the scientists in their field.

 

My comment wasn't directed at you, rather the OP who clearly posted the article with the misdirection in mind that any immunologists are claiming COVID is just a renaming of the flu and cherry picked a comment from the article and presented it totally out of context.



#23 BogDrakonov

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Posted January 08 2021 - 11:32 AM

My comment wasn't directed at you, rather the OP who clearly posted the article with the misdirection in mind that any immunologists are claiming COVID is just a renaming of the flu and cherry picked a comment from the article and presented it totally out of context.

My bad. Been a little quick to reply on science related things lately. I feel if we trusted the experts more and followed the rules, we'd be done with this by now.






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