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Old 18.05.2021, 09:27
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How many COVID tests have you taken?

One of the COVID threads got me thinking about the fact that many people I've spoken to, even now, have never been tested.

So a poll. Feel free to embellish with words
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Old 18.05.2021, 09:30
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Re: How many COVID tests have you taken?

Tested 2 times for work related trips, once when I had a cold and had been in the office the day before.

I'm not including the self tests here, but that would increase the number to 7.
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Old 18.05.2021, 09:39
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Re: How many COVID tests have you taken?

I checked my SMSes and I've had 12 in Austria, mostly for skiing Apparently, there are one or two Alpinepolice on the mountain that might stop and check you.....I wasn't in over 550km of skiing this season

They tend to require a test to enter the country but since testing is widespread in Austria and also free if you're registered as a resident. I will be having an additional test this weekend as I spend Whitsun there Testing is the norm there, my local test centre is a drive-through experience but since the plastic scratches my car, I walk in....

I've also had two in order to go to Dubai and come back.

No symptoms though, ever.
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Old 18.05.2021, 09:47
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Re: How many COVID tests have you taken?

At the Uni where I work we have weekly testing (saliva PCR) for those who have to come in for whatever reason. It's not required but it's made very simple and with same day results, so it looks like it has good participation.
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Old 18.05.2021, 09:47
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Re: How many COVID tests have you taken?

I'm at zero, my wife in the 1-10 I think as she needs them to go to Italy.

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Old 18.05.2021, 09:48
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Re: How many COVID tests have you taken?

I'm in the 11-20 range; in the UK, I was a participant in a government study on the virus, so I had a study member come to my door every Wednesday to test me. I dropped out of the study to move here last week, and then of course I required a PCR test to board my flight.
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Old 18.05.2021, 10:02
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Re: How many COVID tests have you taken?

Zero.
Nobody in our household has done one.
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Old 18.05.2021, 10:33
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Re: How many COVID tests have you taken?

My daughter has had loads. One a week to be able to attend lab work session at the FHNW.
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Re: How many COVID tests have you taken?

One- for travel back to Switzerland.
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Old 18.05.2021, 10:37
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Re: How many COVID tests have you taken?

Never, although there have been a few close calls.
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Re: How many COVID tests have you taken?

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Re: How many COVID tests have you taken?

1 so far.

Are those free self tests still available at local Apotheke? Just need to show my krankenkasse card?
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1 so far.

Are those free self tests still available at local Apotheke? Just need to show my krankenkasse card?
yes. Or sign up at somewhere like fairmask.ch and get them delivered for free.
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Re: How many COVID tests have you taken?

I'm almost proud I haven't had to be tested yet. My nose canal is grateful ...

However it seems that if I do return to the office, I will be regularly tested. Boo!! But I guess it is for a good reason...
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Re: How many COVID tests have you taken?

Lots to travel to/from UK - not sure I've passed the 20 yet but it must be close

Thankfully most times just one PCR for both directions within a weekend so less than it could have been
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Re: How many COVID tests have you taken?

I did an at home one on Auffahrt just for fun when my entertainment options hit a new low.
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I did an at home one on Auffahrt just for fun when my entertainment options hit a new low.
Yep, watching raindrops fall gets a bit tedious after a while and we need to search for new forms of entertainment.
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Re: How many COVID tests have you taken?

Make it 2 for me!

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yes. Or sign up at somewhere like fairmask.ch and get them delivered for free.

Just now I picked it from the local Apotheke I took the nose rubbing thing bit too seriously, feels wounded. 5Mins in and only one line on "C" so far. Looks negative, unless a second line appears in the remaining 10Mins
Anyone tested positive using this kit? How long before the second line appeared?

Neat little kit! Mine had instructions in English plus 4 other languages.


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Negative! I am not pregnant




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Re: How many COVID tests have you taken?

The one time I got tested, we went together as a family, as for some reason, we all had all developed high temperatures (39°C) that morning..

All four of us negative, so we were pretty sure that it wasn't a false negative. The fever broke by evening. It was rather strange.
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Re: How many COVID tests have you taken?

should there not be a "U" in there?
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