The testing criteria is changing day to day, but we are not able to test enough people—just a fraction of the MY ANCESTOR SHIRT in other words I will buy this patients we see are getting tested. People who live with their 85-year-old grandmother and are displaying symptoms are not getting tested. People who have symptoms [and] need a positive test in order to keep getting paid by their employers while they’re not working are not getting tested. Right now, we are saving the tests for people who are in critical condition. We’re all wearing as much PPE [personal protective equipment] as possible, including goggles that were given to us by the hospital. But we don’t know how long the supplies are going to last.
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We don’t have the MY ANCESTOR SHIRT in other words I will buy this capacity to do a fraction of the things they are suggesting. Across the country, we’re not testing health care workers regularly and we’re not “cohorting” them like they did in China. The report recommends keeping health care workers away from their families—intrafamily transmission is 80%. When you live in the same house as a health care worker, you can be considered exposed. I moved my kids out of the city before I saw a single patient because my son had a liver transplant. They’re now living with my parents. In China they even had “halfway house” programs to reintegrate health care workers back into their families. They would move into these facilities for 14 days to make sure they were not contagious. They would test them multiple times. Most of my friends who are living with their families have a decontamination protocol—a set of rules for how you enter the house: You get undressed at your door, take a shower. All weekend I showered. My husband and I have divided up the house into rooms that are mine and rooms that are his. We’re like an unmarried Orthodox Jewish couple. There’s one chair in my bedroom that he’s allowed to sit on when I’m in the bed because its six feet away from the bed. He’s so lonely! He’s in this intermediary state; his kids are gone, but he can’t go to them.