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PCR Testing showing up covid up to 78 days later...

  • 10-09-2020 10:16am
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    Registered Users Posts: 27,467 ✭✭✭✭ drunkmonkey


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    Relevant information to the PCR testing were doing here and how it's picking up covid. Is it the reason we're seeing so many people not sick, the virus has been and gone any were only picking up traces which hang around for a long time.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,447 ✭✭✭ munchkin_utd


    we do need to differentiate between people "having" the virus and them being contageous.

    Aparantly you're only contageous for the first 5 or so days when the viral load is heaviest and also in your throat (ready to be breathed out all over the place)


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,467 ✭✭✭✭ drunkmonkey


    we do need to differentiate between people "having" the virus and them being contageous.

    Aparantly you're only contageous for the first 5 or so days when the viral load is heaviest and also in your throat (ready to be breathed out all over the place)

    HSE guidelines assume your only contagious 48hrs before you show symptoms and not contagious if your a close contact with no symptoms. It's all on their website you just need to read between the lines.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,124 ✭✭✭ tobefrank321


    The PCR tests appear to be very sensitive and can pick up dead covid cells weeks or months after infection. Doesn't mean the person has still an active infection.


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,467 ✭✭✭✭ drunkmonkey


    Would it imply testing case reporting and testing asymptomatic is a waste of resources?


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