Would You Get Tested for Covid-19? (2 Viewers)

Would You Get Tested for Covid-19?

  • Yes

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  • No

    Votes: 5 15.6%
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Would you get tested if you have no symptoms, have not been around anyone that has been sick or have not been in a hotspot area?


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Would you get tested if you have no symptoms, have not been around anyone that has been sick or have not been in a hotspot area?


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Do you mean the 3 foot swab to the brain or the blood test? No to the first, yes to the second.
 

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Would you get tested if you have no symptoms, have not been around anyone that has been sick or have not been in a hotspot area?


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I'm not sure what you mean. Do you mean should you go actively seek out testing if those are your circumstances? Or, do you mean if a business or your job required you to get tested to enter the premises would you do it?
 

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I voted yes but this seems like a bit of a trick question. Are there other conditions surrounding the testing that you have in mind? My wife works in the hospital and tested negative for antibodies. Then when we went for the birth of our daughter last week, she was tested for covid so they knew how to treat our room in terms of masks and such. She was negative there as well. The doctors and such were really chill about masks after that.
 

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I voted no. I wouldn't go get tested for strep either if it was free.
 

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As I understand it, they don't go nearly as deep with the swab test as they originally did so it's apparently not that big of a deal anymore.
That is good to know. It's still a hard pass from me, though, unless I'd absolutely need to.
 

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I would get the swab test if I felt that I had been exposed and it was easily available. I've had the antibody test because I work in three NOLA area hospitals and thought that the likelihood that I had come in contact and been an asymptomatic carrier was possible. The test (full vial blood draw) came back negative.
 

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If no symptoms, give me the antibody test. Don't see any reason to get the test that tells me if I have Covid or not. It doesn't really matter unless you have symptoms or are in danger.

If I had any cold or flu-like symptoms you bet your arse I'm going to get tested. I live in Texas. Nobody gets a cold or flu in May in Texas. It's 96 degrees outside right now.

In fact if I had cold-like symptoms I'd probably just assume I have Covid at this point.
 

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If no symptoms, give me the antibody test. Don't see any reason to get the test that tells me if I have Covid or not. It doesn't really matter unless you have symptoms or are in danger.
Except for the possibility of transmitting it to someone else. And I don't mean that necessarily to you specifically because you are and have been taking precautions. But for someone who is not wearing a mask or mostly staying at home, this could prevent transmission if asymptomatic carriers knew they were infected.
 

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Would you get tested if you have no symptoms, have not been around anyone that has been sick or have not been in a hotspot area?


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Why would I get tested if I have no symptoms and haven't been around anyone that's sick?
 

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i work at the venetian resort in las vegas and all 7-10 thousand employees have to get tested before we go back.

they are letting employees and anybody who lives at their residence get tested. I was tested 2 weeks ago and came back negative for having it and negative for ever having it.

First we had to walk past the heat sensors.

They do a nose swab which was really weird and a little uncomfortable to see if you currently have it.

Then you can optionally have them test your blood to see if you have had it in the past.

I don't think any employee is going to complain about having to have to get tested before being allowed to go back to work seeing that Mr. Adelson has paid us the whole time we have been off. He has even paid a tip wage for those who rely on tips.
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