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Waste of Time to Test Says Mexico as 50% Test Positive

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Realist3 hrsTesting and tracing is a tried and true strategy that works great when implemented properly in areas where an infection is in its early stages. This strategy has been implemented very successfully by many Asian countries, who have managed to keep the spread of the virus to very low levels. In addition, if you also implement several other protocols: mask wearing, social distancing , no large gatherings, rigorous cleaning and sanitizing, then it is highly likely that you will contain the virus and not destroy your economy. However, if you let the virus spread out-of-control, like in some countries, then it becomes impossible to test and trace. Then you have to lock down parts of your economy in order to contain the spread. Since countries like Brazil, Mexico and the US have done

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Testing and tracing is a tried and true strategy that works great when implemented properly in areas where an infection is in its early stages. This strategy has been implemented very successfully by many Asian countries, who have managed to keep the spread of the virus to very low levels.

In addition, if you also implement several other protocols: mask wearing, social distancing , no large gatherings, rigorous cleaning and sanitizing, then it is highly likely that you will contain the virus and not destroy your economy.

However, if you let the virus spread out-of-control, like in some countries, then it becomes impossible to test and trace.

Then you have to lock down parts of your economy in order to contain the spread.

Since countries like Brazil, Mexico and the US have done such a poor job of containing the virus, tracing becomes too difficult. However, testing is still important, to be able to identify the illness and provide proper treatments.

Mike Shedlock
Mike Shedlock (Mish) is a registered investment advisor representative for SitkaPacific Capital Management (http://www.sitkapacific.com/). Sitka Pacific is an asset management firm whose goal is strong performance and low volatility, regardless of market direction.

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