TheVoiceOfJoyce Once a month testing outside schools , is not a plan, it’s a mistake. To protect older workers at Schools , we need daily testing of kids, their families and everyone associated with the school. When worried about Covid contagion, once a month testing will not I sure anyone’s safety. The population requires daily RapidResponse SalivaTests. They work, they cost a $1/ day and they prevent Outbreaks. Why is this concept so hard to grasp. ? No one is safe till these Public Health tests are used.

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/02/nyregion/schools-reopen-testing-nyc.html

TheVoiceOfJoyce. One reason we’re not making progress & preventing the next Pandemic, funding was cut to a key scientist collecting virus samples Globally for identification. Watch informative video by The NY Times on why Pandemics start and how to prevent Outbreaks!

http://www.nytimes.com/video/health/100000007293397/covid-pandemics-causes-documentary.html

TheVoiceOfJoyce Colleges & Schools can’t reopen if Covid is their Community. To prevent outbreaks use RapidTests (SalivaTests) like Harvard’s , Rutgers, BD, Quidel results in 10-15 min. Perdue is testing everyone, NBA funded Harvard’s test. Athletes can’t afford to get Covid, it affects their cardio pulmonary functions. Be wise. Test everyone or go virtual! We have the means to defeat Covid, is there willingness?

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/covid-college-cases-tracker.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce If you’re wealthy, Live in LA school district or a NYC hot spot , RapidTests are available. Release them to the entire population. Harvard’s strip test costs a $1 a day. Only RapidTests requiring a device costs a little extra. Not what they’re charging , because the Quidel or BD machine cost around $9000. Why only the rich or emergencies, they work, we should all have testing at home and Stop Outbreaks and find the virus before it spreads.

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/16/style/does-rapid-covid-testing-work-weddings-parties.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Americans have reason to be fearful of permanent job losses. 61 % have not returned to work. There’s no social safety net for them & the GOP Senate is on vacation? Where is their compassion & understanding of the those unemployed? Reductions in unemployment taxes only reduces benefits. Stop the schemes and give everyoneworking or not, Medicare or Medicaid, 18 & older, cash checks to survive a Pandemic that doesn’t affect you, but effects every American. Give a lump sum $10,000 now to 154 million Americans making $75000 or less. Do it now. The Cost $1.6 Trillion. Provide a Social Safety Net and cut down on our stress. If we had had a National Policy to contain Covid, we wouldn’t be in this position today!

http://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/08/17/business/stock-market-today-coronavirus

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce It’s a dreadful time for many. Unfortunately, there’s a correlation between our extreme weather & Covid. We’ve encroached on Nature & our lifestyles must change! New jobs will be created as we adapt & mitigate both to survive & thrive.

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/aug/16/california-wildfire-spawns-firenado-tornado-warning-issued

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce There are RapidSalivaTests that are faster than SalivaDirect! Harvard has sponsored RapidTests as well. Results in 15 minutes. No School should reopen account to virologists if Covid is raging in ourCommunities. These RapidTests should be in all our homes, in schools and work. They detect the virus when people are infectious and asymptomatic. Outbreaks can be controlled and the sick can be quarantined! These tests are GameChangers

amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/08/16/health/us-coronavirus-sunday/index.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce: TWiV 653: Back to school with COVID-19 | This Week in Virology #Most useful for all schools considering opening. The scientists are available for consultations. Their Conclusions: If Covid is raging in the population, you can’t reopen. To reopen effectively we need those Rapid SalivaTests that are not on the market yet. If you do reopen, use 1/2 the school in staggered shifts or parallel shifts and have an effective cutoff point when infections surge!

Alfonso, Ken, Mary and Janet join TWiV to explain their modeling of school reopening strategies during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. — Read on http://www.microbe.tv/twiv/twiv-653/

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce It isn’t proven yet, however, in a population with a high incidence of infection, the virus is active & viable in the air. It makes sense that the virus remains in the air. At greater distances than 6 ft. We know it’s carried by pollutants. Only Lockdown totally Nationally &/or RapidTests can help contain this virus to allow us to resume our lives. Then we’ll prepare for the next one and Pollution control.

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/11/health/coronavirus-aerosols-indoors.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Overcrowding is a vector for Covid infection! Masks & Social distancing prevent spread. If you still want to open schools , use the RapidTests, 15 min in your home daily SalivaDirect year. They’ll prevent Outbreaks. Advocate & support their use to save lives & economy. See RapidTests.org

http://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2020/08/09/nine-people-test-positive-coronavirus-georgia-school-where-photos-packed-hallways-went-viral/