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Follow the World Health Organization's instructions to reduce your risk of infection:

1/ Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.

2/ When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue - throw issue away immediately and wash hands.

3/ Avoid close contact with anyone that has fever and cough.

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1/3 Dr Birx made an important point at today's WH Covid press conf. that took me back to challenging times as a resident advisor during 80's and HIV/AIDS. If we test too many, 98-99% will be negative, but people do weird things with a result like that.  https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4861371/user-clip-negative-test 

2/3 Dr Birx pointed out that people testing negative show a tendency to disregard important community precautions. This has been shown to be the case in other contexts.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3686637/   https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10474559 

3/3 POTUS just tested negative. Let's watch his behavior.

PS: Testing is different than screening. The WH could do better to differentiate that so as not to confuse travelers.

PPS: Epidemiologists have the need for testing and know who to test and why.


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