Re: IETF 107 Vancouver In-Person Meeting Cancelled

Rich Kulawiec <rsk@gsp.org> Sun, 15 March 2020 10:05 UTC

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Date: Sun, 15 Mar 2020 06:05:07 -0400
From: Rich Kulawiec <rsk@gsp.org>
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Subject: Re: IETF 107 Vancouver In-Person Meeting Cancelled
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On Wed, Mar 11, 2020 at 10:07:12AM -0500, Mary B wrote:
> Just one comment on your item #1 in your proposal.   Your body does not
> immediately develop the antibodies upon exposure, so you can be a carrier
> well before you'll test positive. You'd also selfishly be adding to the
> burden on the system for testing.

This is absolutely correct.  Hospitals here are trying to clear
out as many non-critical cases as possible, to postpone any
surgical procedures that they can, to stockpile supplies, to give
staff as much rest as they can, etc.  They are expecting the worst
and anything that we can all do to decrease the need for care
across the entire population will help.

---rsk