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  • Eddie's Avatar
    10-01-2020, 06:18 PM
    Oops... It was off the top of my head. Must have been '08. I got the June part right.
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  • JEK's Avatar
    10-01-2020, 05:55 PM
    JEK replied to a thread Photo Sale in St Barts Island Main Forum
    you sure?
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  • KevinS's Avatar
    10-01-2020, 05:46 PM
    Here is the weekly ARS update for the period 9/21-9/27. They're getting skimpy with the information in the chart. I think that for most the number of new cases is of interest, and the count is +36 new cases on St Martin and +14 new cases on St Barth.
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  • amyb's Avatar
    10-01-2020, 05:29 PM
    I will look into obtaining that expanded edition on my next visit.
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  • Eddie's Avatar
    10-01-2020, 05:28 PM
    The Airport photo is from June 2010.
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  • KevinS's Avatar
    10-01-2020, 05:25 PM
    Which one, the airport or Eddy's gate?
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  • KevinS's Avatar
    10-01-2020, 05:18 PM
    Congratulations to Senator Jacques on her election to the Senate. She was the only candidate, but she is now also the only Senator from St Barth. I remember buying one of the earliest editions of Senator Magras' book on flowers, which was written while he was a school teacher. One of the credits in the front of the book is for the gardener of the villa which I was vacationing in at the time, M. Florent Gumbs. I ran into Senator Magras a few years back, and thanked him for writing the book. He suggested that I get the latest edition, which is much thicker now. I've been meaning to, but never seem to make it to Librairie Barnes on La Pointe, where I know that it is available.
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  • amyb's Avatar
    10-01-2020, 04:55 PM
    That is so cool. I met Mr Magras at the bookstore near Segeco on the day he was signing copies-a family treasure that I use almost every visit to the island.
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  • Izzy's Avatar
    10-01-2020, 04:50 PM
    Proving that someone with a prolonged positive result is not infectious would require viral culture to look for replication-competent virus. Whether an airline would require that (which has very limited availability), accept the CDC, WHO, or other guideline (St Barth seems to be using 7 rather than 10 days...), or use a negative PCR requirement would probably vary by airline. Fortunately, a positive PCR (or other molecular test) typically turns negative sooner. I don't think anyone can provide a definitive expectation for time to turn negative, but here is one study reporting the duration is about 3 weeks after symptom onset for the vast majority.
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  • cec1's Avatar
    10-01-2020, 04:49 PM
    With regard to this salute to Michel Magras, I'd like to show you the very lovely Murielle Jalton, the Senator's assistant who prepared it. When he was unable to meet Wendy and me in Paris in September 2017, delayed on SBH by Hurricane Irma, Murielle graciously acted as a guide for us in Luxembourg Palace, seat of the French Senate. She was -- and remains -- a charming, spirited, and very pretty representative of the Senator. On the "floor" of the Senate chamber: The Senator's desk: Murielle's animated style:
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  • didier's Avatar
    10-01-2020, 04:46 PM
    the web address www.thecovidconsultants.com
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  • NancySC's Avatar
    10-01-2020, 04:44 PM
    Wondering how many years ago this photo was taken & what month ? It is quite interesting !
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  • JEK's Avatar
    10-01-2020, 04:36 PM
    Diana, could you paste that address into a reply? When I try entering it I get a unsecured, newly registered site with no testing information? Could it be thecovidconsultants.com that you are using?
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  • Toni's Avatar
    10-01-2020, 04:34 PM
    That was a nice send off for Michel Magras who I remember fondly as the author of this book:
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  • Izzy's Avatar
    10-01-2020, 04:31 PM
    Regarding saliva vs. nasal swab as the means of the sample for molecular testing, an analysis of multiple studies comparing molecular testing by nasal swab vs. saliva reported "91% (CI 80–99%) sensitivity for saliva tests and 98% (CI 89–100%) sensitivity for nasopharyngeal swab... the two confidence intervals overlap, it appears that the proportions of positive test results from the saliva and NPS samples are not very different." In the last 2 weeks, a large study that includes an evaluation of travel screening tests and a report in hospitalized patients provided similar results, although with the sensitivities in overlapping confidence intervals favoring saliva testing. I suspect use of saliva will get much attention in coming weeks and months for reasons discussed in the...
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  • Detigi98's Avatar
    10-01-2020, 04:30 PM
    Thank you. And I made a mistake, it is called Medrite.
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  • Detigi98's Avatar
    10-01-2020, 04:29 PM
    By the way, the place on 42 Street is called Medrite. ( i had said Medshare ). 521 West 42 St
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  • didier's Avatar
    10-01-2020, 04:16 PM
    will do! I have a flight on friday, october 9th. hopefully everything will go smoothly. I was informed by tradewind airlines that it does not matter what time I do the test on tuesday, my test results will be accepted for their friday flight from puerto rico to st. barths. the lab ( covidconsultants) is telling me that it would be okay if I sent them a test that I would do on monday because they will not receive the tests until tuesday, so the lab said the day that they receive the specimen is considered the date when the test is taken. I am playing it safe and waiting until tuesday to do the test, then I will fedex the specimen to covidconsultants who will receive the fedex on wednesday.
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  • Aipotu's Avatar
    10-01-2020, 03:55 PM
    Just went to their website and it looks promising. Would you mind letting us know how your experience with them goes? Thank you!
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  • JEK's Avatar
    10-01-2020, 03:03 PM
    And a nice send off for Michel Magras https://vimeo.com/463793481?fbclid=IwAR0_AtG_2YZFrtKq9T00-SmA8gYfZAeeQcS5FX088thTk3-KxKX3bNKcnFY
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  • didier's Avatar
    10-01-2020, 01:55 PM
    quest online is saying 2 to 5 days. covidconsultants.com which is the lab I will use, have guaranteed my results within 24 hours or sooner. they told me if they receive my specimen wednesday morning next week, they will most likely have my pcr nasal swab test results wednesday afternoon, but will guarantee results by thursday morning. quest is less expensive but may not meet the 72 hour deadline, as they have refused via phone call to guarantee my results even in the 2 day frame.
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  • sfbarts's Avatar
    10-01-2020, 10:05 AM
    Yes it is a PCR test- thecovidconsultants.com.
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  • Aipotu's Avatar
    10-01-2020, 09:54 AM
    We're flying Jet Blue on our return, so hopefully this is an option! Thank you.
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  • Aipotu's Avatar
    10-01-2020, 09:54 AM
    I have to go to Quest in the next week or so for my annual physical bloodwork, so will definitely ask them about this!
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  • Aipotu's Avatar
    10-01-2020, 09:53 AM
    I don't think St. Barths is accepting the rapid nasal swabbing tests -- web site specifically says it must be PCR.
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  • sfbarts's Avatar
    10-01-2020, 09:51 AM
    I agree. We are coming in November arriving on a Tuesday so we have to be tested Saturday and pray we get results in time... also might try Covid consultants offer a nasal swab you do yourself and fedex to them. they guarantee results within 72 hrs... will see.
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  • Jim A's Avatar
    10-01-2020, 09:37 AM
    Hopefully they will at some point. A lot of the mass testing being done at Colleges (at least in NY) has been via a saliva test. I guess being quicker, easier and perhaps cheaper(?) offsets the margin of error in some cases. It may not be perfect but neither is the nasal swab when done 72 hours beforehand and I imagine certainly not if it is via an at-home collection kit like described above. Are people going to jam that swab far enough back into their own or their family members noses to get the most accurate reading? Hopefully a saliva test will in the not so distant future prove to be accurate enough that it will be acceptable or perhaps once a vaccine is available (whenever that may be) the combination of both proving you had the vaccine and also a negative saliva test will be...
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  • Jim A's Avatar
    10-01-2020, 09:25 AM
    Sorry, I was focusing more on what was mentioned above about testing positive for such a long period ("A person will test positive for 90 days from original test.") and how that could impact flying "home" if travelling through SXM. If you quarantine for 14+ days but need to be tested to transfer through SXM and you are still testing positive, I wonder how that will be handled even if you prove you quarantined for 14+ days. Will they allow you to fly that route while still testing positive?
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  • sfbarts's Avatar
    10-01-2020, 09:19 AM
    They will not accept the saliva test.
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  • amyb's Avatar
    10-01-2020, 09:17 AM
    Rapid nasal swabbing--the most important is rapid processing. Ask first how long it will take to get the hopefully negative results back to you
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