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Lydia asked in Social ScienceAnthropology · 2 months ago

why is it neccesary to be tested for coronavirus?

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  • audrey
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    So you don't unknowingly spread it around.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    To find out how many people have been infected, we need testing. If we do not know how many have been infected, we do not know what we need to do to combat its spread. We may do too little which can be disastrous, or we may do too much, which can damage the economy in addition to wasting money and resources. To find out exactly how much is needed, testing is the best thing we can do. Yet very few tests are being done in the USA. South Korea is testing a lot more people than we do. They therefoer are more effective in controlling the spread of the disease.

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  • 2 months ago

    The symptoms are the same as dozens of other diseases and they can't tell if you have it without testing.

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    because without testing you don't know whether it is really covid-19 or something else (like a flu)

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  • Dr. D
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    It does not change anything for the patient, they will just act as if they had the flu, but it allows public health officials a better idea of the spread of the virus, and helps them determine the effectiveness of quarantine procedures. You can't tell if quarantine procedures are working if you don't do any testing. 

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