Blogging Bayport Alameda

July 27, 2020

Move fast, break things

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:07 am

After all the news coverage of the first day of the new COVID-19 testing site in Alameda a press release was sent out in the wee hours of the morning letting everyone know that the site was “paused temporarily”:

Apparently there was some issue with liability insurance.

But, good news is they tested 1000 people on the first day even though they estimated their daily capacity at only 500 tests.

It appears that there may have been some issues with all the people showing up without appointments and waiting for hours in line because the website is saying that appointments are being accepted at the site.


Keep checking the website for appointment openings.  When I looked on Friday morning there was an appointment available for a hot second in the afternoon so maybe they’re releasing additional appointments if they’re getting through appointments more quickly.

Personally, I don’t think I’ll be getting a test any time soon unless I think I’ve been exposed or I develop symptoms.  I’ve toyed around with volunteering the COVID vaccine trials but realize that I am not someone who would render any good data points since I’m not an essential worker and I stay in my bubble and don’t really go anywhere.  I’ll wait until there’s a good spit-based test rather than the stick a stick up your nose variety unless of course exposure or symptom development.

I think what I miss the most of “normal” life is being able to get soup dumplings.



  1. I tested clean! Or whatever you call it when you don’t have the bug.

    I did it for my own information, my VA insurance was accepted, and other than the up-the-nose part, it was easy.

    They did not check on my hallucination of Trump winning in 2020.

    Comment by Bart — July 27, 2020 @ 6:32 am

  2. Din Ding hallucinations

    Comment by MP — July 27, 2020 @ 11:57 am

  3. Did anyone notice Moderna’s phase 3 study lasts a minimum of 25 months as listed on Even if it’s positive we are 3 years away from a vaccine! Interesting research on TRL7 mutation and susceptibility too.

    Comment by michonnekatana — July 27, 2020 @ 10:24 pm

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