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starsabove 68 points ago +69 / -1

Its a sad commentary on today's society that we have to actually tell people that if they aren't sick, they shouldn't get tested. Apparently, if we don't, there are thousands of people dumb enough to go stand outside in freezing weather for hours to get a test.

Brew_Dude 26 points ago +26 / -0

I have some friends that go and get tested all the time. The tests appear to have the accuracy of a coin flip. I always ask them why they got tested and I never get an answer. Usually just a shrug.

chickeninoven 24 points ago +25 / -1
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daty_dato 10 points ago +10 / -0

Time off work paid.

Assault-Covfefe 4 points ago +4 / -0

Some companies are still giving 10 days paid days off. If I wasn't so against all of this bullshit I'd probably test too. Who am I kidding, I'd just be asked to telework.

Neophilus 2 points ago +2 / -0

As a remote office worker during the pandemic we get zero free time off for catching Covid

VolareVia 1 point ago +1 / -0

My company switched it from 10 to 5, but I've taken 0 so I feel the same as you...

Joe_Snow -1 points ago +0 / -1

I finally caught covid at Christmas, and was sick during our unpaid winter shut down, so I got paid to be sick even though i wasnt supposed to go to work somehow 😂

VolareVia 3 points ago +3 / -0

The Covid reaction has made every established business very stupid with their policies.

EatMyBallsAmerican 2 points ago +2 / -0

😂 my hero of the day

Username checks out

BadManOrange 8 points ago +8 / -0

I've heard of crazy stories of people who are planning a get together and one of the people was "exposed" to someone who had coof, but didn't see a need to go for a test since they didn't feel sick and the ensuing drama of everyone freaking out because this person may have COVID and all this crap. It's clown world to the extreme.

fskfsk 6 points ago +6 / -0

This makes no sense at all. Where I live (NYC), the line for tests can be up to 4 hours. There's no way I would stand in line in the cold weather for 4 hours, you'll get sick doing that.

Brew_Dude 1 point ago +1 / -0

Don't forget that some of the people in line are probably legit sick.

imnotdeadyet 1 point ago +1 / -0

That's crazy. I was at the CVS picking up a RX and noticed they had the Covid tests right there at the counter. I said are those available for sale? She said yes. I bought 4 of them. None of us are sick at this time, but we have some folks traveling in for a visit and it is good to have a few tests on hand.

fskfsk 1 point ago +1 / -0

I'm not sure how those self-test kits compare to the ones you would get at a test site.

imnotdeadyet 4 points ago +4 / -0

No idea how good they are. I had "something" after the holidays. I took Ivermectin and my vitamins. I emailed my doctor told him I had what I thought was a head cold and the meds I was taking (DayQuil, Zicam, etc.) and the next day his nurse called and said I should come in for a Covid Test. The earliest they could get me in was 6 days later. I said no thanks. The following day I was fine! The Dr. emails me and asks why I didn't take the appointment. I said if I tested positive, would you have me do anything different than I'm doing now? He said no. I said I "self quarantined" for 5 days and I have no more symptoms, so I am done.

fskfsk 4 points ago +4 / -0

It could have been a regular cold and the test was a false positive. The generic "stay home and self-quarantine and rest" is good advice in either case.

I suspect that a large percentage of the "Omicron surge" is regular flu plus a false positive test.

imnotdeadyet 1 point ago +1 / -0

The issue is this is what Doctors are telling people, treat it like a cold. Then someone gets really sick and off to the hospital they go. I'm doing the IVM on my own. Basically the guidance was take NyQuil and Zicam and if you get really sick go to the hospital.

january20 1 point ago +1 / -0

I think a large percentage of that surge is people being tested due to the (now cancelled) OSHA mandate. Numbers in my county are already going down since then.

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ExileOnRedditStreet 14 points ago +14 / -0

"...and realize that half of them are stupider than that." ~ George Carlin

MadMaxUSMC 4 points ago +4 / -0

I told my son the other day "always remember, most people are of average intelligence or below". When he fully grasped it, the look he gave me was priceless.

hoppy-kangaroos 4 points ago +4 / -0

So tired of hypochondria being vogue.

TPMJB 4 points ago +4 / -0

It's also sad that we have to tell people to stay home if they have mild, cold symptoms and to only use the ER for gasp EMERGENCIES

slowturtlebot 1 point ago +1 / -0

I think the issue is being able to go back to work. I got a test to prove I’m negative so I wouldn’t potentially spread the China virus to other people.

NvJohansson 17 points ago +17 / -0

Oh? You mean stay home and rest when you got a flu or cold ? what a novel idea.

ravioli_king 14 points ago +14 / -0

At this point if you think you have it... you have it. No reason to go get tested.

I hear NYC has the problem of people find out they're positive for covid, then go to the hospital asking can you save me before I die? Then they say you're not going to die, go home with this OTC stuff.

Most people just go to walk in clinics that prescribe OTC stuff.

hoppy-kangaroos 10 points ago +10 / -0

"It's a cold go home."

collects $50,000

ethan123 5 points ago +5 / -0



ExileOnRedditStreet 13 points ago +13 / -0

Common sense is in short supply nowadays.

WolfDownSnickers2 7 points ago +7 / -0

it just ain't that common

jennyfrutex 9 points ago +9 / -0

I'm enjoying watching liberals go into rage spirals because of Youngkin.

not_a_glowie_just_fo 8 points ago +8 / -0

Almost like.. We're adults

Goldsteinbergsky 3 points ago +4 / -1

We are, while THEY are ignorant, spoiled toddlers who've never been told no and who've been shielded from reality their whole lives by their failed parents.

FailSayf 6 points ago +6 / -0

Wow so sensible. That's hard to come by these days. Someone normal in power gives me some hope.

texas4ever 6 points ago +6 / -0

So far better than expected. Let's see what happens with the schools, though.

BetsyFreedom85 6 points ago +6 / -0

The tests, if and when they work, are only supposed to be used for people who are actively sick and showing symptoms. This entire pandemic was built on the lies of false positive tests and people sitting at home, perfectly healthy, because a test said they are “positive”.

conservativeyuppie 6 points ago +7 / -1

Keep applying pressure. "Being nice" to politicians who are simply doing what they should doesn't result in anything and just allows them to take advantage of you.

fskfsk 5 points ago +5 / -0

This is also going to cause "number of reported cases" to crash. The test itself has a high false positive rate. People with mild symptoms who really are positive also won't get tested.

TrumpForceOne2020 5 points ago +5 / -0


sir_rockness 4 points ago +4 / -0

Wow common sense. It's a fucking miracle

BoughtByBloomberg2 4 points ago +4 / -0

Translation: You got the flu! Stay home and eat chicken soup! When you feel better you can go back to work!

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TheMadManDidItAgain 4 points ago +4 / -0

Not The Bee: Governor Uses Common Sense.

__I_dindu__nufin_ 3 points ago +3 / -0

Sad that sheep need to be told this

USAisgone 3 points ago +3 / -0

So Common sense?

hoppy-kangaroos 3 points ago +3 / -0

In Clown World, not over reacting is a burden on healthcare services. "He's being negligent by spreading the disease and making more people sick."

Spawnlingman 2 points ago +2 / -0

Words that SHOULD be coming from a president.

MuslimMAGA 2 points ago +2 / -0

This is how you defeat “covid19”

DonttrustChina 2 points ago +2 / -0

Youngkin has been impressive so far.

EatPant 1 point ago +1 / -0

a MAGA in RINO's clothing (usually we get the reverse)

AlphaOmaga 2 points ago +2 / -0

Common sense. Really depressing it is cause for celebration, but here we are.

H_Guderian 2 points ago +2 / -0

I feel my hesitation melting away. Desantis won't run for 2024, but I think he found his running mate.

CMDRConanAAnderson 2 points ago +2 / -0

Early treatment results in 99%+ survival rate. I'll take the libertarian route on this one, let the people decide.

Loupis757 1 point ago +2 / -1

NOOOOOOO!!!!!! MUH CARLYLE!!!!!!!!!! MUH RINO!!!!!!!!!!! MUH MITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!! MUHHHHHHH DDDOOOOOOM!!!!!!

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Dialectic 1 point ago +3 / -2

I’m impressed

Illinois4Trump 1 point ago +1 / -0

He will discourage them while having sex with his tranny staff members, covid is fake News all these people are morons.

FrankWisner 0 points ago +1 / -1

This faggot Never Trumper thinks we forgot.

He should tell Hugh: We never forget anything. Ever.