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(KSTU FOX 13)   Now people are dying while waiting in line at drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites   (fox13now.com) divider line
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2020-07-14 3:46:03 AM  
One less person to test positive and "screw up" Trump's numbers, at least.

/I'm sure he actually thinks this, too.
 
2020-07-14 6:39:46 AM  
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2020-07-14 6:43:13 AM  
"Caregivers acted quickly and followed correct procedures."

Really?
 
2020-07-14 6:45:20 AM  
Maybe he just died.
 
2020-07-14 6:46:26 AM  
> The testing center was fully staffed and there were lower testing volumes.

> Testing lines on Monday were very long, with dozens of cars spilling out onto 2300 North because they did not fit into the clinic's parking lot.

> "It seems like it was quite sudden," Berube said. "The line is quite long which I believe is the case at most testing facilities today... the waits could be up to several hours long."


Seems to me that if the waits are that long, and the line is overflowing the parking lot, you might not have sufficient staff and your testing volumes might not actually be that low....
=Smidge=
 
2020-07-14 6:48:03 AM  

Smidge204: > The testing center was fully staffed and there were lower testing volumes.

> Testing lines on Monday were very long, with dozens of cars spilling out onto 2300 North because they did not fit into the clinic's parking lot.

> "It seems like it was quite sudden," Berube said. "The line is quite long which I believe is the case at most testing facilities today... the waits could be up to several hours long."


Seems to me that if the waits are that long, and the line is overflowing the parking lot, you might not have sufficient staff and your testing volumes might not actually be that low....
=Smidge=


EVERYTHING IS FINE!!!
 
2020-07-14 6:55:10 AM  

UncleDirtNap: "Caregivers acted quickly and followed correct procedures."

Really?


When a patient is resting his eyes and pining for the fjords of Norway, correct procedures are to let him relax and pine.
 
2020-07-14 7:10:29 AM  

Smidge204: > The testing center was fully staffed and there were lower testing volumes.

> Testing lines on Monday were very long, with dozens of cars spilling out onto 2300 North because they did not fit into the clinic's parking lot.

> "It seems like it was quite sudden," Berube said. "The line is quite long which I believe is the case at most testing facilities today... the waits could be up to several hours long."


Seems to me that if the waits are that long, and the line is overflowing the parking lot, you might not have sufficient staff and your testing volumes might not actually be that low....
=Smidge=


So clearly the plan of testing fewer people is working to resolve this crisis.
 
2020-07-14 7:10:56 AM  
But did he get his test?
 
2020-07-14 7:14:06 AM  
Honestly, it sounds like this had nothing to do with the testing or testing site at all. How about the nursing home staff who brought him there in the company van but couldn't apparently be bothered to monitor the one(s) they had with them? If the information in the article is correct, he wasn't suspected to have Covid19, but was just getting precautionary pre-surgery testing that many places are now requiring.
 
2020-07-14 7:15:56 AM  
"When the nursing facility's van reached the drive-thru testing tent, their patient was unresponsive, cold to the touch, and likely deceased,"

I think someone from the State should hurry over to that nursing facility and find out how many other patients are unresponsive, cold to the touch and likely deceased.
 
2020-07-14 7:24:38 AM  

UncleDirtNap: "Caregivers acted quickly and followed correct procedures."

Really?


Once he's dead, "don't abuse the corpse" is pretty much the prime directive...
 
2020-07-14 7:30:53 AM  
You won't get good care in any town bankrupted by Lyle Lanley and his lousy monorail.
 
2020-07-14 7:47:50 AM  

Parthenogenetic: But did he get his test?


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2020-07-14 8:04:28 AM  
I'm confused.  The guy set up his own tent inside of a van?
 
2020-07-14 8:05:58 AM  

Parthenogenetic: But did he get his test?


Yes. He died of corona.


...and a heart attack.


/"caregiver", "driver", "van", 71 years old...
/I'm guessing he wasn't particularly healthy at the outset.
 
2020-07-14 8:20:03 AM  

CrossEyed: Honestly, it sounds like this had nothing to do with the testing or testing site at all. How about the nursing home staff who brought him there in the company van but couldn't apparently be bothered to monitor the one(s) they had with them? If the information in the article is correct, he wasn't suspected to have Covid19, but was just getting precautionary pre-surgery testing that many places are now requiring.


this is fark, actually using facts to not blame Trump for his death is against the site rules.
 
2020-07-14 8:28:41 AM  

Cataholic: I'm confused.  The guy set up his own tent inside of a van?


I had a pants tent in a Honda Accord once
 
2020-07-14 8:31:13 AM  
As usual, the most relevant part is all the way at the end of TFA:
'"People are fearful," Berube said. "They want to know, and they want to get quick results. So they're faced with two things, right? They're faced with waiting in a line that could be several hours - and of course the type of testing that's being performed generally by Intermountain takes 72 hours to be returned because of its accuracy."'

I'm going to hazard a guess that the nursing home staff did not drop the 71 year old man off to sit in a line for three days.  OTH, they also shouldn't have dropped the 71 year old man off at a drive-thru test center....

'Intermountain reminds the public that "anyone who is seriously ill should call 911 for help or go directly to a hospital emergency room, not to a COVID-19 drive-thru testing center."'
 
2020-07-14 8:36:24 AM  
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2020-07-14 8:37:51 AM  
Know how long I have to wait for a Covid test if needed?

Zero

I wait zero long.

Ya farked
 
2020-07-14 8:45:59 AM  
Testing at Bernie's!
 
2020-07-14 9:17:08 AM  
 
2020-07-14 9:35:10 AM  
reminder to  clear your browser history before you leave the house.
 
2020-07-14 9:47:26 AM  

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2020-07-14 10:03:32 AM  
Aaaagh! I have a beef with drive-through CoVid teSting lines. I have always like to avail myself of the drive-through window for prescription pickup, even before this, BUT with my particular drugstore  the CoVid teSting and the prescription pick up are the same line! (although the CoVid teSting says 'by appointment only')

For my first two attempts at prescription pickup, I got tired of waiting and drove away. Finally had a decent wait time on the third try.

Over the weekend I needed to pick up a prescription for someone else, I was in the drive-through line for over 35 minutes! (Those being tested are instructed by the pharmacy and perform the nasal swab test themselves, while-u-wait).

I think they should get the test, pull over, and get back in the line to submit their swabs, but then I guess there would be an issue if you had question while performing the test.

I want them to be different lines! Wah! Maybe I'll sign up for home delivery.
 
2020-07-14 10:53:58 AM  

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2020-07-14 11:19:53 AM  

flood222: Maybe he just died.


Probably pneumonia.
 
2020-07-14 11:25:32 AM  

flood222: Maybe he just died.


"Cold to the touch."

Nope, didn't just die 2 minutes ago.
 
2020-07-14 11:40:10 AM  

NutWrench: "When the nursing facility's van reached the drive-thru testing tent, their patient was unresponsive, cold to the touch, and likely deceased,"

I think someone from the State should hurry over to that nursing facility and find out how many other patients are unresponsive, cold to the touch and likely deceased.


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Hands up, those of you who are alive.
 
2020-07-14 12:15:19 PM  
*clears throat conspicuously*
 
2020-07-14 12:28:36 PM  

flood222: Maybe he just died.


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2020-07-14 2:31:03 PM  

UncleDirtNap: "Caregivers acted quickly and followed correct procedures."

Really?


This.
"cold to the touch" means he was dead for quite awhile and they didn't notice. That's not acting quickly.
 
2020-07-14 5:36:20 PM  

CrossEyed: Honestly, it sounds like this had nothing to do with the testing or testing site at all. How about the nursing home staff who brought him there in the company van but couldn't apparently be bothered to monitor the one(s) they had with them? If the information in the article is correct, he wasn't suspected to have Covid19, but was just getting precautionary pre-surgery testing that many places are now requiring.


That's what I was thinking.

He died at the nursing home, but they wanted to keep their COVID-19 numbers low, so they load him up in the van and blame the soschulist medicine line.

How long does it take for a body to get *cold* outdoors?
 
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