• Medical Doctor Complains that He Cannot Test His Patients for Coronavirus Because CDC will Not Provide Same Test Kits Used in Other Countries

    I just finished a busy week seeing patients. During this time, I saw at least six patients who had flu-like illnesses. Did they have COVID-19? I don’t know. Why don’t I know? I can’t tell my patients if the are sick with coronavirus because there are no test kits available to me. However, test kits are widely available in many other countries including Iran, Japan, South Korea, Germany, or China. In fact, hundreds of thousands of coronavirus tests have been run in other countries. But, NOT in the US. As of Monday, March 2, 2020, the US has tested a few hundred people for coronavirus. According to the CDC, 337 more kits were released on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Why are other countries able to test for coronavirus and we aren’t?!?! We are clearly getting cheated when it comes to healthcare. And, the CDC is very good at cheating us. They cheated us by stealing $1 billion dollars for the Zika non-epidemic. Now, they will get paid handsomely for their missteps with coronavirus.

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  • Medical Doctor Complains that He Cannot Test His Patients for Coronavirus Because CDC will Not Provide Same Test Kits Used in Other Countries

    Jean said:

    Why would the US not want to use the same test kits as other countries use -- and which must be readily available? This makes no sense. I can't think of a logical reason why the US would think they needed their own test kit ….. if they are doing legitimate testing. I do find it odd that the majority of people dying from the corona virus out in WA are mostly from the same nursing home and have other health issues. I know many elderly people die from flu / pneumonia during the winter months, but I would assume these people were given accurate coronavirus test and they came back positive to coronavirus and negative to the flu and pneumonia. Also, I wonder if there was an adequate supply of test kits, if the coronavirus is something many of us carry in our bodies without any symptoms and without any dreadful results. Just wondering …..

    In Florida were not distributing test kits because they were unsure if they worked.

    The CDC sent novel coronavirus testing kits to Florida. They might not work: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/health-care/article240223446.html
    Florida health officials received testing kits for novel coronavirus earlier this week but can’t use them yet because it’s unclear whether the tests are working.

    Flu test kits have know to be unreliable so why would these be any different.

  • Medical Doctor Complains that He Cannot Test His Patients for Coronavirus Because CDC will Not Provide Same Test Kits Used in Other Countries

    Why would the US not want to use the same test kits as other countries use -- and which must be readily available? This makes no sense. I can't think of a logical reason why the US would think they needed their own test kit ….. if they are doing legitimate testing. I do find it odd that the majority of people dying from the corona virus out in WA are mostly from the same nursing home and have other health issues. I know many elderly people die from flu / pneumonia during the winter months, but I would assume these people were given accurate coronavirus test and they came back positive to coronavirus and negative to the flu and pneumonia. Also, I wonder if there was an adequate supply of test kits, if the coronavirus is something many of us carry in our bodies without any symptoms and without any dreadful results. Just wondering …..