Gamechanging antibody testing

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Our nation is under lockdown orders based on scientific models projecting a 3% death rate for victims of COVID-19.

However, antibody testing is showing that the rate of death may be much lower.

Experts on the White House Coronavirus Task Force have been projecting, predicting, adjusting, and advising actions based on the models they have constructed of how the coronavirus will move through and affect the US. Those models, based on the data the scientists have accrued over the last 40 days or so, have impacted every American’s life, bank account, and future.

In the early days of the coronavirus epidemic in the US, scientists worked with the idea that COVID-19 did not arrive in the US until January 2020. From that timeline, the models projected a high death rate based on reported cases and reported deaths.

There was no antibody testing at that time. The president and the governors of 49 states, urging an “abundance of caution,” locked down their economies and their people to “flatten the curve” and avoid the high number of deaths predicted. At this date, over 50,000 Americans have died from the virus and 859,318 cases have been reported.

The models are changing as evidence mounts that the virus has been infecting people in our country much longer, perhaps even since November 2019, raising the possibilities of far more cases in the US than previously thought.  This is a reasonable theory because the Chinese government allowed international travel in and out of Wuhan even as they quarantined Wuhan from the rest of China, and people with flu-like symptoms were treated as having the flu.

There was no coronavirus testing as such, and China was not giving the US good information about their own outbreak of the virus. Antibody testing promises hope that the US will have more accurate infection and recovery numbers in the US.

In fact, extensive antibody testing in the US may show that the lockdowns with the accompanying economic destruction that followed were unwarranted.

Antibody testing

Antibody testing is not used to diagnose COVID-19 in a symptomatic patient, it is used to detect if a person has already had the virus and now has antibodies to the disease. The extrapolation of the testing is suggesting that millions of people in the US have been infected unknowingly by COVID-19, because either they were asymptomatic or attributed their symptoms to a cold or the flu. In fact, the tests are showing that most people do not experience acute symptoms when infected with the virus.

The FDA authorized an antibody test in early April, less than three weeks after statewide lockdowns were enacted. You can see more information on antibody or serology tests here.

One major obstacle to antibody testing is the price. The test can cost $170 to almost $250 and the labs using the Abbot antibody tests are not billing health insurance companies. They will issue a receipt which can then be submitted to the insurance company for reimbursement. The test is paid for online here, and the testing is done at a lab near you. Quest Diagnostics provides for testing.

Update on testing: Quest Diagnostics is now offering the antibody test for $119. Go here to read about.

Results of testing

As the tests are more widely used, results of coronavirus antibody testing are starting to come in. Recently, Stanford University conducted a study in Santa Clara, California.

According to The Hill:

A recent Stanford University antibody study now estimates that the fatality rate if infected is likely 0.1 to 0.2 percent, a risk far lower than previous World Health Organization estimates that were 20 to 30 times higher and that motivated isolation policies.

Two other studies in California, one in San Francisco, the other in Bolinas, should have results soon.

Some scientists are critical of the antibody tests, citing false positives, but Governor Andrew Cuomo is using them to help determine his approach to lifting the lockdown in New York.

Results in New York

The number of deaths in New York is not even close to the predictions, and some of that is due to lockdowns and social distancing, but antibody testing is changing the ratio of death to infections drastically.

During a recent press briefing, Cuomo explained:

The testing also can tell you the infection rate in the population — where it’s higher, where it’s lower — to inform you on a reopening strategy. Then when you start reopening, you can watch that infection rate to see if it’s going up and if it’s going up, slow down.”

In mid-March in  New York, the epicenter of the US outbreak, Governor Andrew Cuomo demanded 30,000 ventilators, new hospitals, and thousands of new beds to handle the coronavirus outbreak. President Trump worked with Cuomo to prepare for the projected number of hospitalizations, ventilators, and beds needed.

Now, the numbers are coming in, with deaths peaking around Easter, April 12th, and they are not close to what was projected. The 100% lockdown of “non-essential” businesses and activities and social distancing surely helped with the numbers, but antibody tests reveal that many more people were exposed than was previously known.

In fact, in a recent study, one of every five New Yorkers tested, possessed antibodies to coronavirus. The test can be extrapolated to the population at large, suggesting that almost 3 million New Yorkers have been exposed to the virus, thus shrinking the death rate to 0.5%.

Watch Cuomo explain the antibody testing results:

One America News asks important questions about antibody testing in the video below.

Watch:

22 Responses

  1. In fact, the tests are showing that most people do not experience acute symptoms when infected with the virus.
    If this is so, why not lift the lock-ins and get back to work?

    1. This is really good news 3 out 4 people in my house got sick with what don’t know never tested. It was a bad flu we thought , we are still here. If the statistics show many have had it, then it’s time to open back up the country. Living in Michigan this will not be so. Our Governor wants to keep us locked up for another 2 weeks. Packing companies must be opened up our farmers are hurting

  2. Open the Country! This lockdown was and is a Calamity for our Country and Economy. It has been more deadly and destructive than the Virus could ever have been on its own.

  3. I, DO NOT-WANT ‘ANYONE’-TO, BE ‘INFECTED’-BUT I AM MORE CONCERNED, ABOUT THE, ‘TOLL’-THIS IS TAKING ON AMERICANS-THRUOUT OUR COUNTRY! LOSS OF ‘FREEDOM-LOSS OF JOBS- LOSS OF ‘FREEDOM’-WHICH, I REALIZE-IS ‘NECESSARY’-BUT, THE ‘EFFECT’ OF ‘PROTECTION’-IS. BEGINNING TO BE ‘WORSE’ THAN THE ‘DISEASE’! AMERICA, IS ‘CRASHING’! OUR ‘ECONMY IS-OR ALREADY ‘HAS’ BEEN ‘SINKING MORE & MORE-EVERY DAY! AMERICANS-UNLIKE MANY OTHER ‘COUNTRIES’-‘ARE WIRED-TO WORK! EARN A LIVING-BUY PRODUCTS-‘LIVE THE GOOD LIFE’! WE, ‘NEED TO LISTEN TO & SUPPORT OUR PRESIDENT & ALL THOSE WONDERFUL SCIENTISTS-WHO ARE, ‘TRULY MAGNIFICENT’-BUT WE, AS A ‘PEOPLE’-NEED ‘FREEDOM’! IT IS ‘OUR CHOICE’ TO, ‘HUNKER DOWN’-OR ‘TAKE A CHANCE’! WE, ARE ‘NOT A NANNY STATE’! AMERICANS ARE ‘GAMBLERS’-SOMETIMES YA’ WIN-SOMETIMES YA’ LOSE! THE ‘ULTIMATE CHOICE’-IS FOR EVERYONE, TO ‘DO THEIR BEST’-TO ‘STAY SAFE’- BUT, ‘ISOLATING AMERICANS’-JUST DOES NOT ‘WORK’! WE WANT OUT! WE, WANT TO GO BACK TO OUR JOBS & ‘EARN MONEY’! THANK GOD FOR OUR PRESIDENT & HIS ‘STIMULUS DOLLARS’–BUT NOW, WE NEED TO ‘PAY THAT BACK-SO AMERICA-DOES NOT NOSE-DIVE–INTO ‘BANKRUPTCY’! STATUE OF LIBERTY-‘GIVE ME YOUR TIRED, HUNGRY-ETC.! THAT IS US! MR. PRESIDEN, THANK GOD FOR YOU & ALL ‘YOUR PEOPLE’! BUT, NOW IT IS TIME FOR WE, YOUR PEOPLE-TO ‘GET BACK TO WORK! PLAGUE-OR NO ‘PLAGUE! WE ‘LOVE YOU & HONOR YOUR SERIVCE-SIR-BUT NOW, ‘LET US DO, WHAT-‘WE DO! WORK-EARN A LIVING WAGE & BE DAMNED HAPPY, THAT WE LIVE IN THE ‘GREATEST COUNTRY’ ON EARTH! TURN US LOOSE-MR. PRESIDENT! WATCH HOW FAST, WE THE PEOPLE, CAN RE-BOUND &SUCCEED!

  4. This country needs to get back to work. And the kids need to go back to school. My grandson
    12 yrs old. had a fever the first of Feb. with a really bad cough ,,, stayed home for 4 days until the
    fever left and went back to school. He had a bad cough for about 2 more weeks.. my daughter ‘
    thought this might have been Covid but none of the rest of her family got anything. he was never
    tested as they did not know anything about Covid then. Now they are all ‘hunkered down’ and
    need to get back to school and work.
    thank you

  5. Yes. Get back to work. Thé ennemies have been too busy for 24 hours planning to destroy our economy of our nation, and planning many wicked things to steal our elections saying they will vote by mail, and Jezebel is going to amend the laws.
    We won’t let them have it.

    🙏Lord Jesus Christ Son of the Father send now Your Spirit over the United States. Let the Holy Spirit live in the Hearts of American people that they will be freed from being possessed by a diabolical from Hell, that they will stop serving SATAN, and that they will be preserved from Degeneration, disaster and war. Blessed Mother Mary please pray to your Divine Son for us. AMEN 🙏

  6. GOD wrote one prayer in the OT (HE gave to Moses to Aaron to bless Israelites), and one prayer in the NT known as the Lord prayer.
    I take this opportunity to pray and Bless All American people including our President Trump and our VP Pence.

    “May the LORD bless you and keep you;
    May the LORD cause His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; May the LORD lift up His countenance toward you and give you peace. ..“ 🙏
    Numbers 6:24-26

  7. Hi all,
    I’m sorry that I’m not in the same page with everyone about covid19, because I didn’t believe the news. I heard and saw people died in Italy from covid19, but my Mom, who is also a Dr. told me Corona existed long times ago. She said some photos Fake news showed in tv by the Lefts were mostly fake. She told me to fast and pray. This is God’s chastisement because abortions and lbgt and more crimes vs. children are not stoppable by the lucifériens. But God will cleanup the earth again like HE did during the greatest flood, and HE will make them drop on their knees if this pandamic didn’t stop them, maybe great disaster hit if they refuse to repent and stop.

    Lord have mercy 🙏

  8. It’s been a political thing all along. The goal was to oust Trump once again at the polls this time. To ruin small businesses which they accomplishment. But make no mistake, God makes no mistakes and His ways are perfect. He is in control. Whether one believes it or not He still is God.

  9. Well it’s happening here in upstate FINES for not wearing a mask, My question is ” Since when is an executive order a law that has punishment attached? Now I get it with the mask, but why are my rights and feelings below someone who has been scared by the media. I don’t feel the mask does any good, if you feel it does well good for you and keep up with it, But do not tread on my rights with overbearing rules that as far as I am concerned are stepping on my constitutional rights. And quit making up this BS that you as a government employee have the authority to make laws without the consent of the people or voted on by our representatives.

  10. It will be a rainy day in hell before I believe this CVD was any different from annual flu bugs…..many get it, some even die….but it sure isn’t what it’s been made out to be. If you’re elderly or have bad health…stay home. This shutdown has been more damaging and disastrous than any flu ever was….sure isn’t a plague like it’s being made out to be. GET TO WORK…or whatever it is you usually do. I dearly love President Trump but I think he fell victim to a lot of “hogwash” advice and information. Yes, hogwash !!!
    I’m getting back to my normal life…..enough is enough is enough is enough !!!!!

  11. Why is this now looking like an agreement between the sickos in America & China. Golly gee whiz people the Russian dossier hoax didn’t get Trump jailed, the Phony illegal Impeachment didn’t work so then we have this catastrophe (which numbers have all been reported falsely) hmmmm? Reporting all deaths as Covid-19 as instructed no matter real cause! END SHUTDOWN TODAY and check the 21 vials the Harvard Professor tried to smuggle out of Boston airport to the Woohan Lab in China! Why did Obama backdoor 3.I2 million to this very lab in China? Why is Bill Gates so hot on vaccines for this? Not his first by any means. Big Pharma corruption strikes again!

  12. I love the way our President is not shy about saying what’s on his mind. With the press trying really hard to find anything that will make him look bad they are making themselves look worse. Ninetynine percent of them are so bad they should not have the privilege to call themselves Americans. He has every right to go after them for there ignorance but now is the time to comfort the Americans that put him in office. Start recognizing the people, Companies, Doctors, and new stations that have done an outstanding job fighting this beast. Raise people’s confidence and tell them they are doing the right thing. We will come out stronger in the end.

  13. Perhaps the rats should be tested in NYC. Have you ever been there and seen how big they are and of course members of large families. Mayors haven’t done anything about them for decades. Also, poof, all the homeless are no where to be seen. Hmm…..why not start where the next threat to society could been lurking. I’m sure some members of Congress are old enough to remember the great plague in Paris.

  14. This America, is a prelude to what happened to the Jews during World War II, when the government (Nazi Regime) made Jews wear badges so they could be identified and controlled. What I am reading now is that every American will have to be tested in order to get a certificate (badge) in order to know who was infected and over it, so they can continue with their daily activities in pubic. For those who do not take the test, well, I suppose these people will go into quarantine (concentration camps) at the FEMA camps already established within many of these United States. Ordering you to stay home and you can’t exercise your freedoms is nothing more than a regime to control your every moves. Wake up people!!!!!

    1. Dear Sir,
      Don’t worry about FEMA.
      This is not a battle between Flesh, but its vs. principalities and power, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places. It’s the battle for SOULS. SATAN wants to snatch souls to Hell, but GOD wants to take all souls to be with HIM to Heaven. Although, this coronaV has been existed long ago, wickedmen will create to attack their enemies to grab power, the more power they have, the more evil they become (they’re men of lawlessness). But we are given power by GOD to defeat the enemies through fasting and praying.

      Lord have Mercy 🙏

  15. Psalm 91

    1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
    will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
    2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
    my God, in whom I trust.”
    3 Surely He will save you
    from the fowler’s snare
    and from the deadly pestilence.
    4 He will cover you with His feathers,
    and under His wings you will find refuge;
    His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
    5 You will not fear the terror of night,
    nor the arrow that flies by day,
    6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
    nor the plague that destroys at midday.
    7 A thousand may fall at your side,
    ten thousand at your right hand,
    but it will not come near you.
    8 You will only observe with your eyes
    and see the punishment of the wicked.
    9 If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
    and you make the Most High your dwelling,
    10 no harm will overtake you,
    no disaster will come near your tent.
    11 For He will command His Angels concerning you
    to guard you in all your ways;
    12 they will lift you up in their hands,
    so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
    13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
    you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
    14 “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
    I will protect him, for he acknowledges my Name.
    15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
    I will be with him in trouble,
    I will deliver him and honor him.
    16 With long life I will satisfy him
    and show him my salvation.”

    Lord have mercy on us all 🙏

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