Free coronavirus testing available for all residents in Los Angeles

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Los Angeles just announced that they will be providing free testing for all residents free of cost and even to individuals who exhibit no symptoms of the coronavirus. Los Angeles is the first major city to provide such widespread testing to its residents.

Reportedly, they will prioritize those with symptoms and put them at the front of the line which obviously makes a lot of sense.

But the testing will be very helpful for individuals who know or have a high suspicion that they were recently exposed to someone with coronavirus.

Also, while people are discouraged from getting tested every day, people will be able to get repeat tests done if they feel the need to do so.

The testing being done is for an active infection of the virus and not antibodies.

Ideally, communities will soon be able to implement both types of testing on a widespread basis.

But one issue with antibody testing so far has been the accuracy and also the unknown degree of immunity that exists with different levels of antibodies.

Regardless though, the more testing that can be done at this stage the better because it will allow infected individuals to be removed from society quicker and help flatten the curve until a vaccine is widely available. This will help prevent a major surge from developing and prevent our healthcare systems from getting overwhelmed.

People who would like to sign up for a test in the Los Angeles area can do so here: https://corona-virus.la/.

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  1. I have been waiting patiently for my stimulus chack to arrive. Being on SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY i still have not received my stimulus check, despite others on SSD have. That makes no sense to me. We were told by april 29th the stimulus checks would be deposited into our bank accounts not maybe or might be but rather would be. Inlight of this addmission i have set up 4 ACH debits to be deducted on the first important bills. Now, i will be charged 40.00 ea time the debit is attempted by the merchant, If the money is not there. The a subsequent round will be attempted again causing another 40.00 fee for insufficient funds. A grand total of 560.00 dollars in possible fees, all because some person making atleast 200,000.00 a year does not know what they (he) is doing, namely the treasurer.

    Wow, i know some people say well atleast your still getting a check, maybe so. However, i worked for 26 years before being hurt and paid for SSD. Insurance every week. The check i receive is a joke. It will keep you well below the poverty level. As me i have to live in a tent for the past 15 years, because i cannot afford a place to live i can barely afford to live in the woods. Living in a tent in the woods is less than fun believe me. I dont even own a car cannot afford one, thus making it impossible for me to go to my doctors. For example, i discovered a lump in my left breast, in dec 2019. However, due to lack of transportation, i have not been able to even get a mammogram. My plan was to get a cheap car with that stimulus check but it does not appear to becoming. Now they have to prepare for stimulus check deposites for SSI recipients and VA recipients. So when do they plan on the rest of social security old age and survivors, and disability recipients???
    Yet they did deposite some of these recipients stimulus checks into bank accounts but a only a portion from each group, whuch again absolutely makes no sense to me. To randomly pick some recipients from ea of the 3 groups set for april 29th, then just stop before completing the entire groups??? What idiot is running this all over the board task. WOW, i have never seen such a misguided situation in my life. WILL SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP THE TREASURE, HE IS HAVING A BRAIN MISFUNCTION.
    Why not complete all deposites from those eligible from ea of the 3 groups before stopping the continued completion of said deposites? This is crazy crazy crazy!!!!

    1. I am in Virginia and I recieve ssi/ssa well below what the stimulus is and I haven’t received 1 as of yet either. I check the one about where’s my pay and it says Payment status not available. I was told I don’t have to file because I’m well below file status but I sure could use that money.

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