I just found this article on Town Hall. According to the NY Times, potentially 90 percent of those who have tested positive for COVID-19 have such insignificant amounts of the virus present in their bodies that such individuals do not need to isolate nor are they candidates for contact tracing. Leading public health experts are now concerned that overtesting is responsible for misdiagnosing a huge number of people with harmless amounts of the virus in their systems.
“Most of these people are not likely to be contagious, and identifying them may contribute to bottlenecks that prevent those who are contagious from being found in time,” warns The Times. So, if over testing is causing “bottlenecks” that keep us from identifying contagious people in time, what do you think the geniuses at The New York Times believes is the solution? You guessed it, more testing!
It helps to understand The Times’ religious devotion to testing if one understands that Democrats have long-since committed to taking the polar opposite position of whatever President Trump believes. It’s a symptom of Trump Derangement Syndrome. If Trump is hopeful about the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine, then Democrats believe the drug will kill you. If Trump believes we should focus less on testing and more on treatments, Democrats and the media will insist we do nothing but testing and forget about treatments altogether.
This is how the NY Times can publish an article admitting that over testing is creating deadly delays while continuing their demand for more testing. Go figure!