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Old 12-16-2020, 07:19 PM #11
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Yes, it was just the testing part I wasn't sure about.
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Yes, it was just the testing part I wasn't sure about.
Testing is free. Testing is available to everyone, but, again, it is a process of reaching everyone.
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Lara, I think testing is free here.

My neighbour was tested because he was not feeling good. Negative result .
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Yes, it is free here. Testing only done in designated areas though. e.g they have one test area set up in a Resp Clinic but the main testing area is drive through. That's just my small area. Not a huge population here but a lot of travellers unfortunately lol.

I just wasn't sure what was going on with cost in the US. In the beginning in my area the only place that was doing tests was an area at the Base Hospital where I go. That was only for people who had any type of symptom, like sniffles, cough, loss of smell etc.. Then it all changed and they were testing as many people as possible, even setting up testing stations at some of the beaches up north. We've been so fortunate compared with elsewhere. Qld stats so good. No positive cases in hosp or in home isolation in my area now at all.

Having said that, I just saw the news about the Sydney cluster today. Appears to be a different strain brought in by someone from the US on a plane... well that's what the news says, it may not be correct. Keep safe there. Pleased your neighbour is alright. Borders will probably close again if the numbers grow. I don't mind. I just worry about all my friends in places where it's rampant and they're feeling quite helpless. I worry about the sick and the homeless. I loathe seeing people referred to as numbers or statistics.

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It appears that Johns Hopkins is doing research on Post-COVID-19 and something called POTS. I haven't had a chance to read through it all yet.
Nervous, here's a great site for info regarding Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). It has had other names over the years as described in the information.

Dysautonomia International: Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome
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Thanks Lara.

My neighbour had planned a trip to Lord Howe Island but did not want to bring the virus with him.
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Regarding what they're calling "Long Covid" or post covid.

Some figures from the small ongoing ADAPT study at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney that has been following 78 patients since April 2020.

High rate of persistent symptoms up to 4 months after community and hospital-managed SARS-CoV-2 infection
David R Darley, Gregory J Dore, Lucette Cysique, Kay A Wilhelm, David Andresen, Katrina Tonga, Emily Stone, Anthony Byrne, Marshall Plit, Jeffrey Masters, Helen Tang, Bruce Brew, Philip Cunningham, Anthony Kelleher and Gail Matthews
Med J Aust
Published online: 22 December 2020

There's a PDF that shows tables down the bottom.
Figure 1 shows symptoms at diagnosis and again 69 days afterwards
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