Re: Covid 19: Where’s the strategy for testing?
We are currently testing under capacity in England and Wales. Testing is limited to subjects showing a high temperature, a new and/or persistent cough and/or loss of taste and smell. The CDC  lists 11 symptoms including fatigue, muscle aches, headache and diarrhoea. We also know that Covid 19 can produce a variety of cardiovascular symptoms including thrombosis, stroke, myocardial infarction and vasculitis.
This means we are missing staff and patients with these symptoms who may have serious illness and be infecting others. It is time we were much more proactive about widening our testing criteria.
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