- Jun 11, 2012
With 40 days left before Nationals? To me this seems really foolhardy. Good luck with that Alysa.
I like that she's working with a mental coach. I think more figure skaters particularly girls should.
Alysa Liu has sights set on the Beijing Olympics
Alysa was told they have to petition based on the NBC Olympics article.Reported Alysa found to be COVID+ and will skip the FP.
What is the USFSF policy for these skaters who could not participate or participated only partially in the US championship in regard to the Olympics?
I read that there were no PCR available yet to differentiate flu and COVID. Some are under development but it took longer than planned.What is going on? I can't believe this happened to Alysa at this time.
There are plenty of false positive tests out there. How do we know this was not one?
At some point if athletes are fully vaccinated and are social distancing and are not running a temperature and do not have any cold symptoms don't test them.
I hope Alysa can pull the rabbit out of her hat and still make it to the Olympics.
Is pcr the rapid test? I've done that twice at the Walgreens drive-through and been negative both times and they email me the results within an hour.I read that there were no PCR available yet to differentiate flu and COVID. Some are under development but it took longer than planned.
So yes, it can be a false positive but not testing is not really an option either. Usually a PCR test gets positive about 3 days before being contagious and an antigenic test, 2 days. It's really important to know it before symptoms appear because people become contagious, usually the day before the symptoms appear. If competitors were not tested they would contaminate others before feeling ill.
Given the number of competitors who probably caught something during travel, testing probably spare a lot of contamination.
I hope China will have more discriminating tests.
Usually PCR take longer and antigenic tests can be very fast.Is pcr the rapid test? I've done that twice at the Walgreens drive-through and been negative both times and they email me the results within an hour.
Some of these athletes may be positive for something but not Corona virus. That would be outrageous.
I hope Alysa still has a chance to escape for the committee and make the Olympic team.
I just feel for these athletes. It's unbelievable what they go show with all the weight of their sport on their shoulders and an Olympic dream for them and now they have to worry about getting a Q tip up there knows every day. I mean think about it if any one of us were tested for like 50 straight days they would probably be a positive test.Usually PCR take longer and antigenic tests can be very fast.
I hope so too.