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NBC doctor who claimed he caught the virus on a plane through his eyeball says he tested negative fo

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Jul 11, 2020.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    A television doctor who believed he caught coronavirus through his eyes on a plane, and was left fighting for his life in the hospital, has tested negative for COVID-19, he confirmed.

    Dr Joseph Fair, an infectious disease expert who spent his life studying deadly viruses, including Ebola, documented his struggle on social media and on NBC, where he works as a contributor.

    The 42-year-old said he was severely sickened by something, but it was not COVID-19.

    His illness 'remains an undiagnosed mystery', he said in a tweet on Tuesday.

    NBC doctor who claimed he caught the virus on a plane through his eyeball says he NEVER had it | Daily Mail Online
  2. canadyjd

    canadyjd Well-Known Member

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    I’m not a doctor, but I want to guess what the undiagnosed disease was.

    I think he caught :


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  3. Deacon

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    Another premature ear-tickling new headline written by a reporter intent on making money rather than informing and teaching the public.

    Even the doctor doesn’t believer the results of the first negative test... a nasal swab.
    Nasal swab testing is only about 70% accurate in testing with known Covid-19 victims.

    The article says it was recommended that he get another test of a different variety.

    And we will probably never hear of the results of that test, will we?

    The science of the test is important too.

    The body fights the virus with a variety of strategies.
    One way will produce antibodies...
    Another way (t-cells) doesn’t produce antibodies.

    The takeaway is a negative antibody test doesn’t always mean you never had the virus, only that your body did not produce antibodies against the virus.

    If it looks like a duck,
    and quacks like a duck,
    and waddles like a duck,
    it probably is a duck.​

    #3 Deacon, Jul 11, 2020
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