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Old 04-26-2020, 12:46 PM
 
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Coronavirus testing done in four state prisons in Arkansas, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia have shown that nearly all their inmates have contracted the coronavirus, and nearly all of those are asymptomatic.

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In four U.S. state prisons, nearly 3,300 inmates test positive for coronavirus -- 96% without symptoms

They started with the Marion Correctional Institution, which houses 2,500 prisoners in north central Ohio, many of them older with pre-existing health conditions. After testing 2,300 inmates for the coronavirus, they were shocked. Of the 2,028 who tested positive, close to 95% had no symptoms.

As mass coronavirus testing expands in prisons, large numbers of inmates are showing no symptoms. In four state prison systems -- Arkansas, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia -- 96% of 3,277 inmates who tested positive for the coronavirus were asymptomatic, according to interviews with officials and records reviewed by Reuters. That’s out of 4,693 tests that included results on symptoms.

The numbers are the latest evidence to suggest that people who are asymptomatic — contagious but not physically sick -- may be driving the spread of the virus, not only in state prisons that house 1.3 million inmates across the country, but also in communities across the globe. The figures also reinforce questions over whether testing of just people suspected of being infected is actually capturing the spread of the virus.

"It adds to the understanding that we have a severe undercount of cases in the U.S.,” said Dr. Leana Wen, adjunct associate professor of emergency medicine at George Washington University, said of the Reuters findings. “The case count is likely much, much higher than we currently know because of the lack of testing and surveillance."
As the author points out, this further reinforces the revelation that we have a severe under-count of cases in the US, and that the numbers that the so-called "experts" have been providing are well understated as far as how far along we already are towards building up herd immunity.

This virus is too contagious and not nearly as deadly as we were first told. This needs to be handled going forward in the typical manner that we normally handled these sorts of viral contagions.
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Old 04-26-2020, 12:47 PM
 
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Sadly, the prisons and LTC facilities are breeding grounds.
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Old 04-26-2020, 12:53 PM
 
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But the point is - yet another study showing that the number of people infected with this is 10 to 20 times the amount of people they tell us are infected.

Accordingly, the death rate is... .0000001%

Time to OPEN UP.
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Old 04-26-2020, 12:55 PM
 
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Sadly, the prisons and LTC facilities are breeding grounds.
Well, the infections did not originate there. It came in from somewhere else.

But they are packed together in close quarters and they truly are a captive audience for the disease. Once it gets into one of these places, the rapid spread to nearly everyone else there is all but certain.
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Old 04-26-2020, 12:58 PM
 
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Well, the infections did not originate there. It came in from somewhere else.

But they are packed together in close quarters and they truly are a captive audience for the disease. Once it gets into one of these places, the rapid spread to nearly everyone else there is all but certain.
But no one is dying there (or sick) because the vast majority of them are young. So clearly people under 60 are fine to go back to work.
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Old 04-26-2020, 01:00 PM
 
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But no one is dying there (or sick) because the vast majority of them are young. So clearly people under 60 are fine to go back to work.
Agreed.
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Old 04-26-2020, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Yeah a lot of prisoners will get it because of close quarters but I imagine few will die from it, you have to be pretty tough to last in prison as it is.
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Old 04-27-2020, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Huntsville Area
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Our local jails and state prisons have been closed to visitors for quite sometime. And the quality of healthcare in them is far less than satisfactory--more like dismal. We're being threatened with the Feds taking over our prison system due to poor living conditions and the state doesn't have the money or enough employees to improve. And I can tell you our jails are cesspools of germs--absolutely filthy.

If inmates get to the sickest levels of Coro-19, they can forget the intense healthcare trying to save their lives. They may as well turn off the ventilators--if the prisons even have any ventilators. That's what I would consider cruel and unusual punishment.
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Old 04-27-2020, 11:19 AM
 
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Our local jails and state prisons have been closed to visitors for quite sometime. And the quality of healthcare in them is far less than satisfactory--more like dismal. We're being threatened with the Feds taking over our prison system due to poor living conditions and the state doesn't have the money or enough employees to improve. And I can tell you our jails are cesspools of germs--absolutely filthy.

If inmates get to the sickest levels of Coro-19, they can forget the intense healthcare trying to save their lives. They may as well turn off the ventilators--if the prisons even have any ventilators. That's what I would consider cruel and unusual punishment.
The point is that is not at all what is happening in these prisons. Here they have been able to test the entire population of prisoners for the virus and they have discovered that nearly all the prisoners have it or have had it. And virtually all of those are asymptomatic (no symptoms).

What we are learning is that this virus, while extremely contagious, is not anything close to as dangerous as it was first presented to be.

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Old 04-27-2020, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Florida
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In four U.S. state prisons, nearly 3,300 inmates test positive for coronavirus -- 96% without symptoms
I heard in the news today that 32% Latinos in NYC tested positive for antibodies. That's getting pretty close to herd immunity. 21% of the total population had it.
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