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(Politico)   CDC tracking Covid-19 through human waste in efforts to be ready for when the shiat hits the fan   (politico.com) divider line
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2020-05-01 10:13:30 AM  
That's great, even my shiat will get tested before I do.

Typical.
 
2020-05-01 10:25:17 AM  
And us, with no toilet paper.
 
2020-05-01 10:37:32 AM  
Ain't that some sh*t!
 
2020-05-01 10:41:15 AM  
I  thought some area was already doing this.  I read a report a few weeks ago (my mind is numb when it comes to time lines now) that had tested a smaller municipality and were very surprised when the results came back much higher than one would expect from the numbers that were officially counted.
 
2020-05-01 10:43:33 AM  
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The rat-fink of home prisons.
 
2020-05-01 10:59:02 AM  
I knew public health was a crappy job.
 
2020-05-01 10:59:15 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: That's great, even my shiat will get tested before I do.

Typical.


Lets you know how important you are, you mere prole.
 
2020-05-01 10:59:16 AM  
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2020-05-01 11:00:42 AM  
And you thought your job sucked.
 
2020-05-01 11:01:12 AM  
We all gotta' duck...
 
2020-05-01 11:08:49 AM  
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2020-05-01 11:09:11 AM  
Wading through human waste all day, hunting coronavirus as it lurks amongst the turds and poo. There! I saw one there! The panicked virus scurried through the tunnel but hit a dead end, and was quickly dispatched, tagged, and bagged by Ned, hero of the CDC, and veteran virus hunter and tester.
 
2020-05-01 11:10:26 AM  
Just so we understand the accuracy of this, are they doing samples at each house?

How do they account for apartment/condo dense areas?

Is this really better than just assuming you are infected to begin with
 
2020-05-01 11:16:56 AM  

lifeslammer: Just so we understand the accuracy of this, are they doing samples at each house?

How do they account for apartment/condo dense areas?

Is this really better than just assuming you are infected to begin with


It's sampling.

You have an idea how much viral load an infected person has. You know how many people live in the wastewater catchment area. You measure the density of the load in the wastewater. That gives you an estimate how many infected people are living in your catchment area.
 
2020-05-01 11:30:11 AM  
It hit the fan a while back. That fan is now so close to the hole that the blades are irritating the hemorrhoids.
 
2020-05-01 11:33:59 AM  
Peat and Repeat are on a boat...
 
2020-05-01 12:00:22 PM  
I poop under ground so......
 
2020-05-01 12:07:05 PM  
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2020-05-01 12:39:08 PM  
FTA: "Meanwhile, members of the White House coronavirus task force have had at least one conversation about the potential for aerosolized feces to spread the virus in buildings."

In otherwords when the shiat hits the fan, it literally hits the fan.
 
2020-05-01 1:00:57 PM  
This just in: the CDC has found the source of the problem
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2020-05-01 1:15:31 PM  

lifeslammer: Just so we understand the accuracy of this, are they doing samples at each house?

How do they account for apartment/condo dense areas?

Is this really better than just assuming you are infected to begin with


That's easy to handle, and quite well understood.  It all boils down to a demographic volume per resident, in general.  The math is pretty basic.  Then you test a different points to see what your viral load is, and you can pinpoint hotspots to neighborhoods with basic arithmetic.

The goal is to be directionally and geographically accurate.
 
2020-05-01 1:57:15 PM  
Hope their civil liberties will not be stepped on
 
2020-05-01 4:28:38 PM  

geggy: Hope their civil liberties will not be stepped on


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2020-05-02 1:12:57 AM  
I was just thinking my septic probably needs pumping.  Is this a volunteer sign up thing, or do they just come by on their own?
 
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