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I think most physicians would be comfortable proclaiming a diagnosis based upon an examination yielding a definitive combination of symptoms: a high fever, dry cough, and particularly a loss of the sense of smell. The test is fine if it yields quick results, but otherwise is only useful for epidemiological record keeping and work passes.
My wife (a GP) is suited up hazmat style today examing patients with appropriate symptoms. She detests working in the suit as it's hot, uncomfortable, and limiting, but still better than dying.
by Andhakari on Fri Apr 3rd, 2020 at 08:26:19 AM EST
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