Covid 19 testing.   Can somebody explain to me how, if an individual tests clear one day, he won't?

become infected the next day?  Is testing basically pointless really?

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  • 2 months ago
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    No; it allows data to be collected showing that your test was negative on the day of testing. What happens after that is a different set of data.

    It may be too soon in our understanding of the virus to be useful but these data may be essential further down the line. It certainly does no harm.

  • Ludwig
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    I used to work in a call centre.  Numbskulls would phone in complaining that their gas boilers had broken down and 'it was fine a week ago'.   Like, yes.  That is because a week ago it hadn't broken down?

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Going to McDonald and Burger king the next and catching COVID 19 from the cashier.  

    get a job . join the US NAVY

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  • 2 months ago

    Coronavirus has an incubation period of 1 to 14 days. So yes, you can test negative one day and become infected the next.

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  • 2 months ago

    he can become infected the next day, yes.  follow the guidelines and you likely won't

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Obviously possible for that to happen, but it is still proving to be effective in identifying and controlling the infection rate.

  • IOM
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    You can get infected even shortly BEFORE taking the test and still be negative lol. 

  • 2 months ago

    Contact tracing.

  • Petter
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Yes, testing is basically pointless.

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