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Old 03-16-2020, 07:34 AM
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Maybe. Maybe not. There is no way to know that, so on what basis do you make that statement?
Osmosis 😂
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Old 03-16-2020, 07:35 AM
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Would that be osmosis from watching TV news?????
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Old 03-16-2020, 07:36 AM
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Thank goodness someone is being realistic. Virus has no borders. The Villages is not immune and can be like a Petri dish. First it is elderly . Secondly many are not distancing here. Thirdly many travel here by cruises etc. Lastly, many from all over come through the Villages and we are not immune. A virus will not stop at the Villages. Listen to Scientist who are experts in infectious disease. We have been slow to react.
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Old 03-16-2020, 07:37 AM
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That’s due to some folks believing everything some talking heads (not experts) have to say. Those same people probably believe this is just a “hoax”.
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Old 03-16-2020, 07:40 AM
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Thank goodness someone is being realistic. Virus has no borders. The Villages is not immune and can be like a Petri dish. First it is elderly . Secondly many are not distancing here. Thirdly many travel here by cruises etc. Lastly, many from all over come through the Villages and we are not immune. A virus will not stop at the Villages. Listen to Scientist who are experts in infectious disease. We have been slow to react.
Opinion.
What would you have done different?
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Old 03-16-2020, 07:45 AM
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Opinion.
What would you have done different?
Good point .... Monday morning quarterbacks abound
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Old 03-16-2020, 07:45 AM
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Wonderful. If we can put a man on the moon.....
...but we still can’t get toilet paper 🤔
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Would that be osmosis from watching TV news?????
Maybe from the Internet..... you know , “I read it on the Internet so it must be true “ !!!
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Old 03-16-2020, 07:48 AM
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Link to story with video: Drive-thru coronavirus test site to open in The Villages

Drive-thru coronavirus test site to open in The Villages
By Danielle Lama
Published March 14, 2020
FOX 35 Orlando

The drive-thru is scheduled to open on Monday. Patients will need to be screened by a doctor before getting tested.


The Villages, Fla. - A drive-thru for coronavirus tests will soon be up and running in The Villages.

“Based on our patient population and based on what’s going on throughout the country we thought it best at this time to help our patients to set up a mobile testing site,” said Craig Esquenazi, Premier Medical Associates Dir. Of Operations.”

The Villages is largely a retirement community.

Experts say the elderly and those with underlying conditions are most at risk when it comes to COVID19.

“We don’t want you to ever get out of your car. Someone is going to come up to your car, swab you while you’re sitting in the vehicle,” Esquenazi explained.

The drive-thru is a way to help protect patients and staff inside the office. It will also help get people who need the tests in and out quickly.

Premier Medical Associates says it doesn’t want people just lining up in the parking lot. Patients will need to speak to a doctor who will determine whether or not they get the test. Tests are still limited.

The good news – you don’t need to leave your house to get screened.

“We will schedule the appointment via tele-visit with the doctor. After the doctor screens you, we will set an appointment for you to come up and be tested,” Esquenazi said.

The test consists of a throat and nasal swab, similar to the flu.

Premier Medical Associates says it will take two to five days to get the results.

“We suggest right after you come in, go home, self-quarantine,” he said.

Esquenazi says a drive thru will also open in Ocala Monday. One in Kissimmee is scheduled sometime down the road.
It was only a matter of time. Wonder if the test is going to be “free”!

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Old 03-16-2020, 07:53 AM
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We all live by the choices we make. In the case of Covid-19 many may suffer from the choices made by a few.

Some strongly believe the world is flat, that’s ok, it will not hurt me!

This my friends is a different matter. It is not about ones liberty it is about preserving our right to living in freedom.

Unfortunately many of us do not understand the difference!
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Old 03-16-2020, 07:54 AM
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A large percentage of folks ARE practicing social distancing and more are doing so every day. There is high probability that the virus will infect folks here in The Villages just as there is high probability it will impact all communities where there are a lot of folks who travel (or have traveled) but the best way to protect oneself is to follow the guidelines from the CDC. Some people are wired for drama and hysteria. Most of us are not. Minimize interactions to the best that you can, and when you can't, practice good hygiene as directed. Blathering about theoretical models isn't helpful. Doing what is recommended and helping others that need extra care in this difficult time is.
Finally, a measured, rational reply, instead of emotional venting. Thanks!
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Where is the test site and how would you access the “televisit” site?
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Old 03-16-2020, 08:08 AM
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I just read an article on golfdigest.com dealing with the issue of is it safe to play golf now. In that article it states that The Villages opened a drive through testing center on Friday! WHAT???? This can't be true. Or is it?
Premier is opening the testing for their patients.
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Old 03-16-2020, 08:20 AM
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Maybe. Maybe not. There is no way to know that, so on what basis do you make that statement?
Good question.
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Old 03-16-2020, 08:38 AM
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Why test if you have no symptoms?
Just because you test clear today, does not mean you will not be infected tomorrow.
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