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Old 05-24-20, 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by CycleryNorth81 View Post
You beat me to that. I'd take that with caution, but it is a good point that shedding RNA isn't necessarily sufficient to be infectious.

Are the virus signatures unique enough to identify the unique source of an infection?

However, one might consider discharging and releasing patients from isolation into low risk environments (home without elderly, at risk companions), but to continue to use caution when releasing them into high risk environments (nursing homes without other COVID patients).

Typhoid Mary might not be picked up with a study of a few hundred cases. But, she could be out there wandering the streets, or taking jobs as a cook or care worker.
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