This website has not taken a side in political issues and I do not intend to start now. Unfortunately, politics has hijacked rational discussion of the COVID-19 pandemic. While we have few cases of actual infection, we do have rampant cases of economic, social, and psychological damage. I feel it would be irresponsible of me to ignore the Corvid-19 pandemic and its effect on our community.
This film shows the BinaxNOW Rapid Antigen test available from Abbott Laboratories — what it’s like to take it, administer it, and get the results in 15 minutes. The setting is Pine Plains, a small town in rural New York on the first day it was available.
The accuracy of this test is best at picking up contagion: not just whether or not you have it (diagnosis) but whether or not you can spread it to others (contagion).
If you would like to schedule a test at Pine Plains Pharmacy, click this link provided as a courtesy by the pharmacy.
Will vaccination obsolete the need for testing? The data is not in on how much contagion is inhibited through vaccination; at any rate, we have a long way to go before a large enough portion of the population will have been vaccinated to reach herd immunity.
Comments, questions, and opinions are welcome below, but as this is a personal website, I will moderate them. It is not my obligation to propagate adversarial spillover from Facebook and social media.