How to Boost Confidence of the American Workforce and Bust Their Fear?
What should most American employers, and in particular American Healthcare providers and medical schools do for their constituents?
America is getting ready to open for business again. The weather is getting warmer again. The doors are all opening up again. Chances are that the morbid Covid rascal’s reign over the northern hemisphere has most likely come to an end. Chances are that November through March has already marked the activity season of COVID-19. To be sure, we have to wait patiently for epidemiologists to analyze the past behavior of COVID-19 in anticipation of its future activities. Amidst all this, what is the best gift that we can provide to our workforce to boost their confidence and bust their fears? The answer is simple! Give them antibody serology testing! See if they have positive IgG serology or not. If they are positive, they must have some level of protection against COVID-19. If so, then with just a little add-on basic hygienic precautions they can get out into the world to roll our economy again.
What can large corporations, American hospitals, clinics, and medical schools do for their constituents? They should not wait for our country to do it for them, they should do it for their own constituents immediately. If you order a large number of IgG and possibly an add-on IgM serology testing for COVID-19, it may cost less than $10-$30 per person. Isn’t this the biggest investment for our own workforce?
Recently, I have progressively become aware that most, if not all, of our frontline healthcare providers have not been tested for COVID-19. This is appalling! Until such time that epidemiologists pitch in their judgement, I have reasons to strongly believe that almost all hospital and clinic workers must have already been exposed or even contracted mild versions of the super-contagious COVID-19. How can we be sure of this? It’s as simple as 1,2,3! Give them their IgG serology test! It’s needless to say that all of us deserve it, but our frontline healthcare force needs it most!
Two of my medical students asked the following questions:
(1) What should we do if our antibody serology results show negative IgG and IgM?
Well, the answer is “keep on with your awesome hygienic practices, and keep on doing what you’ve been doing so far, as the lack of IgG shows that you most likely haven’t had Covid-19 before, and lack of IgM indicates that you most likely haven’t had it at the time that your blood sample was taken for testing”.
(2) What am I supposed to do if my serology shows negative IgG and positive IgM?
Well, I don’t want to bear bad news, but “you should immediately contact your primary doc’s office or hotlines of Departments of Public Health in your area as you may be required to self-quarantine”.