Anecdotal Data

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Posted by Lehi Devil on April 27, 20 at 08:16:50:

This isn't a political post nor am I advocating for or arguing against any policies. Just putting some facts and data out there.

Some of us in manufacturing were selected for antibody testing for risk assessment. They asked 180 people to participate from our facilities in AZ, CA, TX, ID, OR, and PA. 30 per site drawn randomly by age. We got data back from 156. 44 people tested positive. Of those 44, 28 reported no symptoms at any time this year. The other 16 reported illness during 2020 - interestingly, myself and all but one of the other positives in AZ and CA reported being sick in January. We had people visiting from China and returning from visits to China until third week of January (we actually stopped travel prior to the official ban).

Not tested yet, but my mother in her mid-80's and my 20 year old daughter got sick after I did the second week of January. My mom felt bad for about two weeks, but never bad enough to visit the doctor. My daughter was only sick for two days. My wife and 18 year old son had no symptoms. None of us have any major risk factors besides age - no heart disease, diabetes, etc. My wife and I are late 50's.

Globally we have a workforce of 120k people in the US, Netherlands, France, Italy, China, Vietnam, Philippines, Taiwan and Malaysia. Total confirmed cases across the company 129, 1 hospitalization, 0 deaths. No significant clusters in any site thankfully. Absentee rates have been much higher this year but we have been encouraging people to stay home with even the slightest symptoms of anything. Other mitigation is extensive disinfecting, staggered breaks to keep common areas uncrowded, temp checks every 4 hrs for everyone on site.

We shifted production from auto and industrial to medical products and will have built enough power management devices to double the world's supply of ventilators by mid-May if the people who make the pumps and final assembly can keep up with us.

Stay safe and healthy and GO DEVILS!!

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