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Expert Advisory Panel 4: Public Health, Safety and Logistics - Shared screen with speaker view
David Gacioch
16:28
https://brooklinecovid19.com/
Benjamin Linas
24:11
@Nathan - exactly. Nearly every positive antigen becomes a positive PCR, whereas the vast majority of negative antigens do not come in for PCR testing.
Nira Pollock
24:48
A lot of positive antigen tests are not being followed up by PCR confirmation (which is ok right now given how high community rates are)
Nira Pollock
26:49
right. Great question worthy of more discussion, Carolyn
Nira Pollock
27:37
To @Nathan’s question: PSB is not requiring PCR confirmation of a pos Ag test.
Lan Dennie
36:29
@Valerie, agreed about snfs issues
Benjamin Linas
01:01:46
The supply of Ag tests is strictly limited - as in there are physically not enough to five them to everyone who needs them. Even with $$$$ funding, we will not have enough tests to use them the way that all would like.
Nira Pollock
01:02:11
And PSB and town ARE trying to buy them to increase access.
Benjamin Linas
01:06:55
And that was before vaccine. With Vaccine, the infectious period shortens still further.
David Gacioch
01:07:06
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine-isolation-background.html
Lakshman Swamy
01:24:28
even though the news for kids is scary the absolute risk and numbers for an otherwise healthy kid are extremely low.
Nira Pollock
01:48:15
Another thing we have been discussing is keeping our focus on TTS program and using purchased rapid tests for vaccinated individuals who are not currently eligible for Test and Stay.
Benjamin Linas
01:58:33
I send my kids to school in KF94 masks now
Lakshman Swamy
02:27:17
https://twitter.com/j_g_allen/status/1476907896659136515?t=79lu5v1VOWLbhvwSbmxwJQ&s=19