Here in Ontario, we are doing the nasal too. It's just that I was watching the press conference update and one of the reporters asked our Premier why the saliva test which is less "invasive" can't be used. He compared the nasal test to someone trying to scrape your brain.When I did the test, it was nasal. I don't know about other people, but it was pretty bad for me
I hate to say this, but I hope it wasn't a false negative. More than a few people have only tested positive on the second or third go.Well, I thought I had it but tested negative. This is a bad cold though, I've never had one like this.
They're going to start testing the people who were at Mt Rushmore for the 4th of July. So that'll probably net a bunch of positive results.
I've been trying to piece together all the information I've gathered about this virus. And I have a theory. It all boils down to if the person has a balanced immune system and which side of the immune system is suppressed or reactive. I've studied the immune system (even before this virus) and whether someone is TH1 or TH2 dominant combined with the new information about the inflammatory response some people get, does help explain....to a degree. But then of course, risk factors outside the immune system compounds the confusion. The reason I am focused on our immune response is because of the studies about vitamin D and the fact that those who are passing from this that would have "seemed" otherwise healthy, is all due to a severe inflammatory response.It's funny how some people die, others get deathly sick, and for others it's a nothingburger, and there seems to be no rhyme or reason to it.
But that's where the TH1 and TH2 dominance of the immune system comes into play. Someone can seem healthy but still have an imbalanced immune system.Figuring out the why of this is the key.
Bleh. Well, I can't stay home from work with a negative test so if it is a false negative I guess I'll be spreading it around. Seriously, the American system is NOT conducive to containing a pandemic.I hate to say this, but I hope it wasn't a false negative.
Don't get complacent. My dad likes to say the same thing but he's already lost a couple classmates to it (because my parents grew up overseas, their classmates are scattered all over the US). He'll probably keep saying that until he or one of his local buddies dies or gets very sick from it, then it'll be the worst thing to ever befall humanity .I'm left asking myself how much of what is on the tv is real and how much is 'scare the bejazzus out of 'em'.