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Coronavirus-testing tents pop up on Stanford campus and in Menlo Park

Original post made on Mar 25, 2020

Stanford Health Care is gearing up for larger-scale testing of patients with COVID-19 symptoms, erecting tents on the Stanford campus for use starting in the next few days, a spokeswoman said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 11:00 PM

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Posted by resident
a resident of Downtown North
on Mar 25, 2020 at 9:31 am

Everyone needs to get tested. Most infected people are not experiencing severe symptoms, but they are still spreading the virus around. We cannot contain the virus until we identify and treat or quarantine everyone that is infected.


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Posted by Trump fired the Pandemic Team
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Mar 25, 2020 at 9:47 am

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Posted by Mama
a resident of Crescent Park
on Mar 25, 2020 at 11:26 am

Where on Middlefield in MP??


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Posted by dtnorth
a resident of Downtown North
on Mar 25, 2020 at 12:05 pm

I agree I think more people need to be tested so we know to quarantine ourselves within our house. Is this available yet?


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Posted by Trump fired the Pandemic Team
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Mar 25, 2020 at 12:52 pm

> I agree I think more people need to be tested

I also agree, as I stated above. As Americans, we should expect we can catch up to lil' ol' South Korea on testing.

Per capita testing as of this week:

South Koreans: 1-in-170
Americans: 1-in-1,090


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Posted by South-Korea-Is-Not-The-US
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 25, 2020 at 2:22 pm

About 50% of SK (25M people) lives in the Seoul Metro Area.


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Posted by Wise decision
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 25, 2020 at 3:27 pm

Wise decision to put up these tents in the county area of Stanford. Who knows what demands the city council and simitian would have made of stanford to grant a permit for the tents.


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Posted by Andy
a resident of Stanford
on Mar 26, 2020 at 11:47 pm

On the picture, the workers are wearing protective gear. That is good.
Unfortunately, when I drove by the testing tents at Stanford today, the workers directing cars did not wear ANY protective gear (I did not see the test takers). Even though these great workers are not taking tests, they may be exposed in case somebody rolls down their window to ask for directions or help. We should be protecting them too!


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