Skip to content
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(The Indy Channel)   Woman spends two nights in hospital with pneumonia in early March but tested negative for Covid19. Got better and went about her business. Then she recently got an antibody test. Whoops   (theindychannel.com) divider line
    More: Facepalm, Influenza, Jenny Labalme, positive antibody test, Labalme's symptoms, a-half weeks, Labalme's doctor, Common cold, antibody test  
•       •       •

3620 clicks; posted to Main » on 12 May 2020 at 5:11 PM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



53 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | » | Newest | Show all

 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2020-05-12 10:31:37 AM  
What I've heard listening to interviews with experts is, once you're feeling better you aren't infectious any more. Most labs test for presence of viral RNA or antibodies. Testing for infectivity is harder and doesn't scale to millions of tests.
 
2020-05-12 5:12:50 PM  
and she was the only one, ever.

reopen! work for Trump's glory!
 
2020-05-12 5:13:36 PM  
Maybe the anti-body test was a false positive and the COVID-19 tested was true.
 
2020-05-12 5:13:43 PM  

cleek: and she was the only one, ever.

reopen! work for Trump's glory!


Drink!
 
2020-05-12 5:14:05 PM  

ZAZ: What I've heard listening to interviews with experts is, once you're feeling better you aren't infectious any more. Most labs test for presence of viral RNA or antibodies. Testing for infectivity is harder and doesn't scale to millions of tests.


I've heard that you're contagious for the first 10 days or so
 
2020-05-12 5:14:10 PM  
Just wait until her second antibody test comes back negative. That'll clear things up.
 
2020-05-12 5:17:22 PM  
Impossible. Trump said we had the most bestest test ever and we didn't need those crappy WHO approved tests.
 
2020-05-12 5:17:23 PM  
I'm under the impression that the tests are for a class of antibodies, not specific to Covid-19, but rather to viral infections that elicit the same kind of response from the immune system.
 
2020-05-12 5:18:13 PM  
Yes, false negatives are a thing.

Walker: Maybe the anti-body test was a false positive and the COVID-19 tested was true.


That's also possible and she really did have the flu that led to pneumonia. None of this is surprising.
 
2020-05-12 5:18:18 PM  
To be safe, the hospitals should just painlessly euthanize anybody with any corona symptoms.  We have to stop the virus at all costs.
 
2020-05-12 5:18:25 PM  

cleek: and she was the only one, ever.

reopen! work for Trump's glory!


Wow, so edgy! We should name you Lord Edgy of Edginess.

Dilly Dilly!
 
2020-05-12 5:19:23 PM  

Walker: Maybe the anti-body test was a false positive and the COVID-19 tested was true.


That very likely could be the situation.

https://www.smh.com.au/national/the-g​o​vernment-bought-1-5-million-antibody-t​ests-they-can-t-be-used-20200512-p54s2​v.html

Professor Vinuesa said no test currently developed was accurate enough to reliably detect antibodies.
"Most individual results will be false positives," she said.
 
2020-05-12 5:20:56 PM  
A better world is possible if you would all die. That's not asking too much is it, not for a better world.
 
2020-05-12 5:21:59 PM  

CaptSS: cleek: and she was the only one, ever.

reopen! work for Trump's glory!

Wow, so edgy! We should name you Lord Edgy of Edginess.

Dilly Dilly!


Antivaxxer?

Because you're coming across like an antivaxxer.
 
2020-05-12 5:22:16 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: To be safe, the hospitals should just painlessly euthanize anybody with any corona symptoms.  We have to stop the virus at all costs.


Seems to be working for North Korea.
 
2020-05-12 5:22:37 PM  
I don't like the sound of this body / antibody stuff. Won't they mutually annihilate each other?
 
2020-05-12 5:25:39 PM  

luckyeddie: I don't like the sound of this body / antibody stuff. Won't they mutually annihilate each other?


Does not approve.

66.media.tumblr.comView Full Size
 
2020-05-12 5:25:57 PM  

El Dudereno: AmbassadorBooze: To be safe, the hospitals should just painlessly euthanize anybody with any corona symptoms.  We have to stop the virus at all costs.

Seems to be working for North Korea.


Well, I would emphasize the painless part.  Something from Soylent Green where the plague carrier is put in an IMAX room and gets a few minutes of nice music and wildlife shows.

But this is a war, and if we have to take the infected out back and blast them in the brain with a bolt gun and then kick them into a mass grave, so be it.  War is ugly.  But we have to do whatever it takes to destroy the virus.
 
2020-05-12 5:26:12 PM  

Jeebus Saves: cleek: and she was the only one, ever.

reopen! work for Trump's glory!

Drink!


DIAF!
 
2020-05-12 5:27:50 PM  

CaptSS: cleek: and she was the only one, ever.

reopen! work for Trump's glory!

Wow, so edgy! We should name you Lord Edgy of Edginess.

Dilly Dilly!


DIdja get your full ration of bleach today?
 
2020-05-12 5:34:36 PM  

PunGent: CaptSS: cleek: and she was the only one, ever.

reopen! work for Trump's glory!

Wow, so edgy! We should name you Lord Edgy of Edginess.

Dilly Dilly!

Antivaxxer?

Because you're coming across like an antivaxxer.


No, I have him farkied as a Trumper.  He must have been triggered.
 
2020-05-12 5:37:16 PM  

cleek: and she was the only one, ever.

reopen! work for Trump's glory!


Zero to Trump in two posts. Fark is slowing down.
 
2020-05-12 5:39:21 PM  

jjorsett: cleek: and she was the only one, ever.

reopen! work for Trump's glory!

Zero to Trump in two posts. Fark is slowing down.


It usually just takes you one
 
2020-05-12 5:40:00 PM  

lolmao500: ZAZ: What I've heard listening to interviews with experts is, once you're feeling better you aren't infectious any more. Most labs test for presence of viral RNA or antibodies. Testing for infectivity is harder and doesn't scale to millions of tests.

I've heard that you're contagious for the first 10 days or so


I've heard that you're contagious for the first 10 days or so unless the third day is a Tuesday then you're contagious for only 7 days starting that Wednesday.
 
2020-05-12 5:40:19 PM  

cleek: and she was the only one, ever.

reopen! work for Trump's glory!


"Reopen! work for Trump's glory!"

That would make a cool Soviet style motivational poster!
 
2020-05-12 5:42:34 PM  

Jeebus Saves: cleek: and she was the only one, ever.

reopen! work for Trump's glory!

Drink!


we should have a CheetoBenito button.  if someone crawls out from under the rock that is poltab and unsolicited-ly mentions that guy, it adds +1 to the counter.  after maybe three counts, they get restricted to post only in the poltab for, say, a week or so

sick of it
 
2020-05-12 5:43:34 PM  
The thing with tests... in this case, the test is for the "positive" condition - that is, if you get positive results, it means you are positive, but you can get false negatives (since it is looking for something that is very hard to find). It's also not a great test - 70% accuracy, which means 30% of the people who test negative may actually be positive.

Of course, sensitivity is also an issue, and it's possible a sick person hasn't developed enough of the antibodies to detect.

I have heard that the current test won't be able to give a positive until the person is already contagious, so there is that, as well.

What we need are better tests - tests that work earlier, before it is contagious, and the obvious: quicker and easier to access.
 
2020-05-12 5:44:07 PM  

jjorsett: cleek: and she was the only one, ever.

reopen! work for Trump's glory!

Zero to Trump in two posts. Fark is slowing down.


Yeah, so farking strange that Trump would come up in a thread about what is going to be his signature failure.

So farking strange.
 
2020-05-12 5:46:01 PM  

PunGent: CaptSS: cleek: and she was the only one, ever.

reopen! work for Trump's glory!

Wow, so edgy! We should name you Lord Edgy of Edginess.

Dilly Dilly!

Antivaxxer?

Because you're coming across like an antivaxxer.


Polar opposite. But thanks for asking.
 
2020-05-12 5:51:10 PM  

jjorsett: cleek: and she was the only one, ever.

reopen! work for Trump's glory!

Zero to Trump in two posts. Fark is slowing down.


Whoa Whoa Whoa my man! Careful there or you will get color coded.
 
2020-05-12 5:53:13 PM  
Until we have accurate testing, we need some other way to decide policy. The epidemiologists should be solving the testing problem. In the meantime, we should be using historical analysis to proceed with caution. And that all points to May being too soon to re-open, because we simply do not know enough about immunity or distribution of the virus to know who is safe, where they are safe, and why they are safe.
 
2020-05-12 5:53:46 PM  

2farknfunny: I'm under the impression that the tests are for a class of antibodies, not specific to Covid-19, but rather to viral infections that elicit the same kind of response from the immune system.


We aren't dealing with parasites and IgE
 
2020-05-12 5:56:30 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: Until we have accurate testing, we need some other way to decide policy. The epidemiologists should be solving the testing problem. In the meantime, we should be using historical analysis to proceed with caution. And that all points to May being too soon to re-open, because we simply do not know enough about immunity or distribution of the virus to know who is safe, where they are safe, and why they are safe.


Nobody is safe!  Nobody is going to be safe.  How have some of you not figured that out by now?  We've been locked down here in Illinois for almost 2 months and the numbers keep going up.
 
2020-05-12 5:57:25 PM  

Walker: Maybe the anti-body test was a false positive and the COVID-19 tested was true.


Especially since her family members tested negative, seems like at least one of them would have gotten it.
 
2020-05-12 6:27:08 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: To be safe, the hospitals should just painlessly euthanize anybody with any corona symptoms.  We have to stop the virus at all costs.


You first
 
2020-05-12 6:32:10 PM  

WTFDYW: AmbassadorBooze: To be safe, the hospitals should just painlessly euthanize anybody with any corona symptoms.  We have to stop the virus at all costs.

You first


We have to do whatever it takes to stop the virus.  There is no cost too great.  We are at war.  Are you saying there are costs too great to pay, in order to stop the corona?  Where do we draw the line?  Where it inconveniences you?
 
2020-05-12 6:33:58 PM  

Jeebus Saves: Bennie Crabtree: Until we have accurate testing, we need some other way to decide policy. The epidemiologists should be solving the testing problem. In the meantime, we should be using historical analysis to proceed with caution. And that all points to May being too soon to re-open, because we simply do not know enough about immunity or distribution of the virus to know who is safe, where they are safe, and why they are safe.

Nobody is safe!  Nobody is going to be safe.  How have some of you not figured that out by now?  We've been locked down here in Illinois for almost 2 months and the numbers keep going up.


No lockdown = overloaded hospitals and you die seeking treatment, with no morphine.

Lockdown = you have a chance of dieing with dignity in a hospital, with morphine.
Alone, yes

But with morphine!
 
2020-05-12 6:36:35 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: WTFDYW: AmbassadorBooze: To be safe, the hospitals should just painlessly euthanize anybody with any corona symptoms.  We have to stop the virus at all costs.

You first

We have to do whatever it takes to stop the virus.  There is no cost too great.  We are at war.  Are you saying there are costs too great to pay, in order to stop the corona?  Where do we draw the line?  Where it inconveniences you?


I'm not inconvenienced. We don't get out anyway other than me having to go to work. We're homeboddys and like it that way.
 
2020-05-12 6:41:44 PM  
Trump and the death cult are loving the death.
As long as people die to make people rich, they are happy.
 
2020-05-12 6:48:46 PM  
OR she did have pneumonia that was unrelated and her positive COVID-19 test is explained by an asymptomatic case that was sometime else.
 
2020-05-12 6:49:06 PM  

luckyeddie: I don't like the sound of this body / antibody stuff. Won't they mutually annihilate each other?


Going out with a bang ?
 
2020-05-12 7:05:48 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: WTFDYW: AmbassadorBooze: To be safe, the hospitals should just painlessly euthanize anybody with any corona symptoms.  We have to stop the virus at all costs.

You first

We have to do whatever it takes to stop the virus.  There is no cost too great.  We are at war.  Are you saying there are costs too great to pay, in order to stop the corona?  Where do we draw the line?  Where it inconveniences you?


Can't stop it.  catch it now, catch it later... everyone will eventually catch it.. either you survive or you don't.  98+% survive.  Just like other viruses, it is here to stay.   Unlike other viruses, it doesn't announce it's presence for a while... hiding just postpones catching it.   And yes, there is a cost too great to pay : the economy and the food chain... if they crash, the virus will be the least of our problems.
 
2020-05-12 7:19:12 PM  

Harry Wagstaff: Impossible. Trump said we had the most bestest test ever and we didn't need those crappy WHO approved tests.


The WHO tests have a 30% error rate
 
2020-05-12 7:19:54 PM  

WTFDYW: AmbassadorBooze: WTFDYW: AmbassadorBooze: To be safe, the hospitals should just painlessly euthanize anybody with any corona symptoms.  We have to stop the virus at all costs.

You first

We have to do whatever it takes to stop the virus.  There is no cost too great.  We are at war.  Are you saying there are costs too great to pay, in order to stop the corona?  Where do we draw the line?  Where it inconveniences you?

I'm not inconvenienced. We don't get out anyway other than me having to go to work. We're homeboddys and like it that way.


So why do you not want those presenting corona symptoms at the hospital painlessly euthanized?  When a person with the corona goes to the hospital, they expose the health care angels to the virus.  Every time the health care angels have to work with them.  Then the health care angels get the virus and spread it to all the other patients or angels.  Our hospitals are bing overrun.
Fark user imageView Full Size


Wouldn't it be better, since most of these "people" will die, to put them in an IMax room, play some nice music, and have them drift off into the void?  Instead of infecting every person trying to help them?  Or do you want to sacrifice the health care angels to save a small percentage of people that might come back from the corona?  You hate the hospital angel workers?  Every minute we suffer a corona patient to live, they are possibly infecting others.

We need to do more.  We need martial law.  We need people welded into their homes, for our safety.  We need the infected to be painlessly euthanized.  We need public executions of those who break qaurantine.  We should start with 2 weeks of everybody in the whole nation forcibly put on lockdown, no warning so that people can't go out and panic buy and spread the virus.  The only people out should be the military and deputized posses of people out hunting for quarantine runners.  And we have to cut the internet and radio broadcasts so that the rebels cannot coordinate their attacks or quarentine running.  Or monitor the runner hunters.  Then, after 2 weeks, the survivors can come out and buy some groceries. And only once, and then another two weeks of hard lockdown.  And the groceries shall only be a two week supply, as approved by the governemnt.  If possible we use the military to put the two week supply on the door step, and under the watchful eye of a sniper, instruct the person inside to slowly emerge with their hands up, which better have gloves on and a mask on their face, and then to pick up the groceries when instructed, then slowly turn around and go back inside.  If at any point they disobey the instructions, we have a sniper painlessly euthanize them from 300 yards.  We need to stop this virus at all costs.  For areas that cannot be patrolled by the military or don't have enough deputized quarantine runner hunters we nuke them, for our own safety.  We have to do whatever it takes to stop the virus.  Then at the end of the war, we put up a memorial wall for those who sacrificed their lives to keep us safe.  Never Forget.
 
2020-05-12 7:30:09 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: WTFDYW: AmbassadorBooze: WTFDYW: AmbassadorBooze: To be safe, the hospitals should just painlessly euthanize anybody with any corona symptoms.  We have to stop the virus at all costs.

You first

We have to do whatever it takes to stop the virus.  There is no cost too great.  We are at war.  Are you saying there are costs too great to pay, in order to stop the corona?  Where do we draw the line?  Where it inconveniences you?

I'm not inconvenienced. We don't get out anyway other than me having to go to work. We're homeboddys and like it that way.

So why do you not want those presenting corona symptoms at the hospital painlessly euthanized?  When a person with the corona goes to the hospital, they expose the health care angels to the virus.  Every time the health care angels have to work with them.  Then the health care angels get the virus and spread it to all the other patients or angels.  Our hospitals are bing overrun.[Fark user image 850x364]

Wouldn't it be better, since most of these "people" will die, to put them in an IMax room, play some nice music, and have them drift off into the void?  Instead of infecting every person trying to help them?  Or do you want to sacrifice the health care angels to save a small percentage of people that might come back from the corona?  You hate the hospital angel workers?  Every minute we suffer a corona patient to live, they are possibly infecting others.

We need to do more.  We need martial law.  We need people welded into their homes, for our safety.  We need the infected to be painlessly euthanized.  We need public executions of those who break qaurantine.  We should start with 2 weeks of everybody in the whole nation forcibly put on lockdown, no warning so that people can't go out and panic buy and spread the virus.  The only people out should be the military and deputized posses of people out hunting for quarantine runners.  And we have to cut the internet and radio broadcasts so that the rebels cannot coordinate the ...


Meth.  Gotta be meth...
 
2020-05-12 7:44:06 PM  
FTFA: Labalme said she feels guilty now that she knows she had the coronavirus and wasn't taking extra precautions. She has sent emails to anyone she was in contact with from the week before she was sick to a week after.

Thank you for doing that, lady It's the right thing to do and BY FAR not everybody would be that responsible:
Fark user imageView Full Size

glad to hear you came out of this allright
 
2020-05-12 8:07:35 PM  

Walker: Maybe the anti-body test was a false positive and the COVID-19 tested was true.


I remember reading an article on these back when they opened in my area saying any coronovirus could set it off as positive.
 
2020-05-12 8:19:23 PM  

luckyeddie: I don't like the sound of this body / antibody stuff. Won't they mutually annihilate each other?


I had most of my antibodies sucked out with liposuction, and I feel a lot better. People, use your heads--- ANTI BODY. They can't be good for you.
My thunder thighs are much better too.
 
2020-05-12 11:58:11 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: WTFDYW: AmbassadorBooze: To be safe, the hospitals should just painlessly euthanize anybody with any corona symptoms.  We have to stop the virus at all costs.

You first

We have to do whatever it takes to stop the virus.  There is no cost too great.  We are at war.  Are you saying there are costs too great to pay, in order to stop the corona?  Where do we draw the line?  Where it inconveniences you?


Also, if everyone is dead we have eliminated all human suffering!
 
2020-05-13 4:33:44 AM  

Jeebus Saves: Bennie Crabtree: Until we have accurate testing, we need some other way to decide policy. The epidemiologists should be solving the testing problem. In the meantime, we should be using historical analysis to proceed with caution. And that all points to May being too soon to re-open, because we simply do not know enough about immunity or distribution of the virus to know who is safe, where they are safe, and why they are safe.

Nobody is safe!  Nobody is going to be safe.  How have some of you not figured that out by now?  We've been locked down here in Illinois for almost 2 months and the numbers keep going up.


Eventually, with quarantine extended into June, or July, some people will be safe. We will need to figure out who, though. Right now?  New Brunswick is cautiously close to safe. Nunavut hasn't got any cases and never did.
 
Displayed 50 of 53 comments


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | » | Newest | Show all


View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking




On Twitter




In Other Media
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.