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6 minutes ago, Mental Demons said:

While I am not questioning your medical qualifications, I do not see how someone who has had 5 tests that are negative over 3 weeks, why you think they still have it?

 

I don't know why they still have it. I am just going on from " reports " I have seen that this virus can lie undetected in your system. Again for how long we don't know.

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11 minutes ago, Jaded said:

It’s very possible that it’s a false positive. If he’s tested negative first. The chances of a false positive when you’re doing so many tests are quite high. 
 

Yep

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No matter if the test is positive or (dodgy) positive on Friday, how can Mckenna be picked to play on Sunday?

Serious questions must be asked by the MFC if the AFL won’t do it

This has completely [email protected]&$ up our schedule and training 

Any one who tests Positive must be Quarantined for 14 days, what were Essendrug thinking...No one will notice??

Hammer these Bastards

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The trouble with the CV19 tests is that they ar enot 100% accurate either way.  ALl the AFL can do is assume the worst before the worst happens.

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1 minute ago, Sir Why You Little said:

No matter if the test is positive or (dodgy) positive on Friday, how can Mckenna be picked to play on Sunday?

Serious questions must be asked by the MFC if the AFL won’t do it

This has completely [email protected]&$ up our schedule and training 

Any one who tests Positive must be Quarantined for 14 days, what were Essendrug thinking...No one will notice??

Hammer these Bastards

Or train after the low grade positive if some reports are to be believed?  That's an auto forfeit imv if so

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1 minute ago, Sir Why You Little said:

No matter if the test is positive or (dodgy) positive on Friday, how can Mckenna be picked to play on Sunday?

Serious questions must be asked by the MFC if the AFL won’t do it

This has completely [email protected]&$ up our schedule and training 

Any one who tests Positive must be Quarantined for 14 days, what were Essendrug thinking...No one will notice??

Hammer these Bastards

Well said.  Time for MFC to stand up and demand the four points. The time for being nice losers has well and truly past.

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1 minute ago, Rusty Nails said:

Or train after the low grade positive if some reports are to be believed?  That's an auto forfeit imv if so

What is a "low grade positive"?

You can't be half pregnant. What is the difference with the WuFlu?

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1 minute ago, Sir Why You Little said:

No matter if the test is positive or (dodgy) positive on Friday, how can Mckenna be picked to play on Sunday?

Serious questions must be asked by the MFC if the AFL won’t do it

This has completely [email protected]&$ up our schedule and training 

Any one who tests Positive must be Quarantined for 14 days, what were Essendrug thinking...No one will notice??

Hammer these Bastards

As much as I agree with your general sentiments re Essendon,  they could have taken the bet that the Friday test was wrong, knowing he could be withdrawn if Sat proved +ve.  Trouble is in the latter case, we'd be where we are now. So I don't think merely naming him in the side was naughty in itself.  There may be naughtiness however.  We shall see (or probaby not).

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3 minutes ago, Rusty Nails said:

Or train after the low grade positive if some reports are to be believed?  That's an auto forfeit imv if so

That’s what i mean. On Friday he is sent home to Quarantine for 14 days. 
 

IF NOT, WHY NOT....??

 

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1 minute ago, sue said:

As much as I agree with your general sentiments re Essendon,  they could have taken the bet that the Friday test was wrong, knowing he could be withdrawn if Sat proved +ve.  Trouble is in the latter case, we'd be where we are now. So I don't think merely naming him in the side was naughty in itself.  There may be naughtiness however.  We shall see (or probaby not).

No. You don’t take chances 

Positive Test, you go home

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3 minutes ago, dl4e said:

I don't know why they still have it. I am just going on from " reports " I have seen that this virus can lie undetected in your system.

Don't listen to "reports"- listen to medical research. We have done really well in this country following medical advice. We are lucky to have any footy at all at the moment. The protocol and bi-weekly testing has done its job. You don't need to tell us about brain fade pondering.

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3 minutes ago, sue said:

As much as I agree with your general sentiments re Essendon,  they could have taken the bet that the Friday test was wrong, knowing he could be withdrawn if Sat proved +ve.  Trouble is in the latter case, we'd be where we are now. So I don't think merely naming him in the side was naughty in itself.  There may be naughtiness however.  We shall see (or probaby not).

After Essedons recent failings you would think that they would not dare to poke the bear again.

On the (admittedly very early) information available, it seems as if the "whatever it takes" mentality still prevails.

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2 minutes ago, faultydet said:

What is a "low grade positive"?

You can't be half pregnant. What is the difference with the WuFlu?

The difference is the nature of the test. 

 

1 minute ago, Sir Why You Little said:

No. You don’t take chances 

Positive Test, you go home

I agree.     But we don't know that he didn't go home on Friday and isolate (who is he living with?).  No clear statement as to the facts as yet.

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1 hour ago, Deemented Are Go! said:

Or the season?

Fairy Nuff, it is a sound rule about positive testing and serves the footballers (and public) well. At the same time, it is another disappointment that we have to acknowledge, support and tolerate. Postponement is the wise choice and in reality, the only choice. 

Interesting how it is an Essendrug player arriving at training ... interesting that individual testing is not being conducted prior to training with the club and personnel prior to the assembly of players and 'hangers on' for that training session (ie: takes one out of the contamination risk prior to a gathering). 

If it was previously known that he had been overseas, the testing and its result could have been conducted/discovered without interruption to general (and massed) pre-game preparations. If he had been overseas then he should have been isolated before this late stage. If these factors apply, he is irresponsible and selfish, with aspirations of being bulletproof. If these parameters do not apply, it is very unfortunate and unlucky, yet in the past fortnight (the incubation period duration), he must have been in some circulation to have contracted the viral infection. 

Sad news all around, whatever the circumstances. On a lighter note, perhaps Essendrug could see a crippling defeat looming against the Dees?

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3 minutes ago, sue said:

The difference is the nature of the test. 

 

I agree.     But we don't know that he didn't go home on Friday and isolate (who is he living with?).  No clear statement as to the facts as yet.

He was training with the team today!!!

That is the reason the game has been stopped. 
He shouldn’t be anywhere near the team for 14 days

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5 minutes ago, faultydet said:

What is a "low grade positive"?

You can't be half pregnant. What is the difference with the WuFlu?

I'm no chemist but pretty sure there's no such thing in testing.

I shouldn't have repeated this bit of "Gil speak".

Low-grade fever?... yes.  False Positive?... yes.  Low-Grade positive...see "Gil Speak".  Please explain?

Happy to stand corrected.

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Just now, Sir Why You Little said:

He was training with the team today!!!

That is the reason the game has been stopped. 
He shouldn’t be anywhere near the team for 14 days

No he wasn't, didn't train today, it was reported he didn't, if you must go off on one of your your over emotive rants, then get your facts straight first

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8 minutes ago, sue said:

The difference is the nature of the test. 

 

I agree.     But we don't know that he didn't go home on Friday and isolate (who is he living with?).  No clear statement as to the facts as yet.

What was the nature of the test?

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1 minute ago, Sir Why You Little said:

He was training with the team today!!!

That is the reason the game has been stopped. 
He shouldn’t be anywhere near the team for 14 days

Was Gil said otherwise apparently.  If (and it is a big if) Essendrug sent him into proper isolation on Friday and didn't let him near anyone till the Sat test was concluded, then I don't think they did anything wrong (it pains me to say).  On the other hand.....

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