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What is government doing on blind antibody testing?

With hundreds of millions or maybe over a billion dollars in lost revenues from the economic shutdown, I have to ask at what risk?

If we want, as a state, a science-based answer for risk assessment, the answer is in blind random testing of different geographic areas to get a significant data sample to confirm what anecdotally is suggesting that the infection rate which includes huge numbers of asymptotic infections is in reality, as a percentage of population, at or below the risk of a common flu.

If that is true, and frankly we just don’t know at this point, then shelter in place and social distancing practices could be reserved for the most vulnerable of population and not the general population until a vaccine is developed or herd immunity renders the virus mute.

The question stands: What is our government doing to move forward on that blind random antibody testing?

Alan S. Wallace

Kihei

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