My dear former English teacher is a constant source of inspiration. She sent me an article about new drive up coronavirus testing in the San Mateo valley. I guess you just drive up, roll down your window, and stick your nose out to have it swabbed by the friendly health care worker in the window. Want fries with that? This triggerred some thoughts.

More making $$$ on the panic.  Hard to get a handle on how much the nasal swab coronavirus tests costs, tho’ the CDC is footing the bill for any public health lab tests and most insurance companies are waiving co-pays.  That doesn’t mean there isn’t a considerable amount of $$ moving between providers and third party payers.  I can’t for one understand the appeal of getting “diagnosed”.  It’s a virus for Christ’s sakes and there’s no f’n treatment.  Stay home, drink liquids, rest, stay away from people.  Is that too complicated?  Wait for the carts “bring out your dead” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU0d8kpybVg

Published by rike52

I retired from the Rheumatology division of Michigan Medicine end of June '19 after 36 years there. Upon hitting Ann Arbor for the second time (I went to school here) it took me almost 8 months to meet Kathy, 17 months to buy her a house (on Harbal, where we still live), and 37 months to marry her. Kids never came, but we've been blessed with a crowd of colleagues, friends, neighbors and family that continues to grow. Lots of them are going to show up in this log eventually. Stay tuned.

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