I think it depends on where yoj exactly are at, in Hong Kong the government established a few dozens indoor testing spots, tested a million people and a half, and then shutting down the facility knowing its positive rate isn't high.
在 2020年11月27日週五 01:25，Brian M. Sperlongano <zelonew...@gmail.com> 寫道： > This  testing site in my state opened back in July (five months ago) > and is dedicated to COVID testing only. > These sites opened in May (seven months ago) and are still going > strong. They are co-located with a pharmacy (usually in the parking lot). > > While they may be "temporary" as in "when the pandemic is over, they will > be disassembled and the area will revert to its natural state", we are > already hitting the six month threshold that is usually offered as the > minimum standard for permanence. If anyone thinks they know how long these > will be here, they are frankly just guessing. These places are useful to > tag, and they could be here for...months? a year or more? > > It's anybody's guess as to whether vaccination centers will follow a > similar pattern as testing, but it is reasonable to figure out now, while > the issue is topical, how such a thing should be tagged given the potential > for a sufficient level of permanence. Anti-vaccine sentiment is a real > thing in the United States, and there is every reason to believe that a > mass vaccination will start slowly and take months or more, and not just a > few weeks as has been suggested. > >  > https://www.providencejournal.com/story/news/coronavirus/2020/07/21/new-drive-up-coronavirus-test-site-opens-at-ri-convention-center/42521793/ >  > https://www.providencejournal.com/news/20200528/cvs-to-open-10-new-coronavirus-testing-sites-in-ri > > On Thu, Nov 26, 2020 at 9:59 AM Paul Allen <pla16...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> On Thu, 26 Nov 2020 at 02:35, stevea <stevea...@softworkers.com> wrote: >> >>> I'm in California, where it's almost cliché we love our cars and car >>> culture, but it is true that not only here but in many USA states, we have >>> "drive-thru" COVID-19 testing centers. >> >> >> In the UK we don't have much of a drive-thru anything except maybe some >> fast-food outlets of American origin. Yet all the covid-19 testing >> centres I'm >> aware of are strictly drive-thru. As in you're not allowed to turn up on >> foot, >> because if you're infected you may pass it on to other pedestrians you >> walk >> near. And they're drive-thru because the swabs are taken in the open. >> The swabs are taken in the open because there is far less risk of >> transmission outdoors than indoors. >> >> >>> I would guess that vaccination centers that are also "drive-thru" are >>> likely soon (early 2021?), too. >> >> >> The same reasons that make the test centres drive-thru apply to >> vaccination centres. Eventually, when we have herd immunity >> (one way or another) indoor vaccination may be feasible (but >> probably undesirable). The health workers will be vaccinated >> first so they won't be at risk either way, but these places will >> be handling large numbers of people and having them all wait >> indoors is a good way of infecting lots of people. >> >> >>> These being mapped with "indefinite duration" seems a bit much (sorry, >>> Brian), but they are usually more of a "pop-up" kind of thing: one-time or >>> "only on Saturdays" or something like that. >> >> >> There is a temporary, short-duration, won't be there for long, test >> centre just >> popped up in my town because a couple of weeks ago some idiots decided >> to celebrate the end of firebreak restrictions by going to the pubs and >> ignoring social distancing completely. Fifty-five cases came of that, and >> three hundred contacts have been traced. I expect it to go away in a few >> weeks if the outbreak gets under control. I'm not confident the outbreak >> will be under control very soon because a lot of the celebrants were >> shop workers. >> >> But as well as that pop-up test centre because of the sudden surge, there >> is an existing test centre. That's based at the leisure centre that was >> converted to an emergency overflow hospital several months ago. I only >> found out the test centre was there a few days ago because we try to >> keep their locations secret, so I probably won't map it. >> >> Vaccination centres are going to handle more people than test centres >> do because nearly the entire population will have to be vaccinated but >> only a very small fraction of the population is tested (we ought to be >> testing everyone at least once a week, but my country's government >> is somewhat incompetent). >> >> -- >> Paul >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Tagging mailing list >> Tagging@openstreetmap.org >> https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/tagging >> > _______________________________________________ > Tagging mailing list > Tagging@openstreetmap.org > https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/tagging >
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