The idiot BC Provincial Health Officer Bonnie Henry has finally decided to test people with serious respiratory symptoms for influenza — and if that test is negative — then doctors will test for COVID-19.
I think it is too little too late, and they are going to find significant community spread.
B.C. provincial health officer Bonnie Henry said Monday officials have added COVID-19 testing to the province’s existing influenza surveillance network, which means a broad array of patients will undergo screening for the coronavirus. B.C. is also checking all patients admitted to hospital with severe respiratory illness for COVID-19 if they have a negative flu test.
What they need to be more aggressive in their testing… And use the precautionary principle in tackling all aspects of this pandemic.
- Doctors SHALL instruct patients expressing flu-like symptoms to self-quarantine until further notice.
- Doctors SHALL test all people expressing flu-like symptoms for the influenza virus.
- If the influenza test is negative, doctors SHALL immediately test for COVID-19.