- - Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Today some in the media have piled onto the idea we need more coronavirus testing. Do those asking the questions know that these tests are only a snapshot of that moment in time? They are no guarantee that one day (or even one hour) after testing negative you will not have the virus.

From the time of infection with the virus, how soon is a person contagious, and for how long? If a person who has tested negative for the virus contracts it the day after the test but is asymptomatic, when and for how long can they spread the virus?

We also need to be asking, What new or old treatments have worked to help keep people from dying? We know not all drugs work the same on everyone and I would hope we are trying everything possible. In reality we know very little about this virus.

It is a pity that some in the media and some politicians have tried to turn this global crisis into a political circus.

JIM POSMER



Lakeland, Fla.

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