• COVID-19 rapid test recalled for 'high number' of false positive report

    From Johnny@21:1/5 to All on Sat Mar 19 08:11:26 2022
    By Adam Sabes
    Published 16 hours ago

    The Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday that a healthcare
    company has recalled 45,500 COVID-19 rapid tests due to a "high number
    of false positive reports."

    Pharmaceutical company Celltrion USA announced on Feb. 28 it is
    recalling specific lots of the DiaTrust COVID-19 Ag Rapid Test due to
    the high number of false-positive reports, an FDA recall webpage read
    on Wednesday.

    The FDA says that a false-positive test result can lead to a delay in
    "the correct diagnosis and treatment for the actual cause of a person's illness."

    https://www.foxbusiness.com/healthcare/covid-19-rapid-test-recalled-for-high-number-of-false-positive-reports

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  • From El Castor@21:1/5 to Johnny on Sat Mar 19 10:26:40 2022
    On Sat, 19 Mar 2022 08:11:26 -0500, Johnny <johnny@invalid.net> wrote:


    By Adam Sabes
    Published 16 hours ago

    The Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday that a healthcare >company has recalled 45,500 COVID-19 rapid tests due to a "high number
    of false positive reports."

    Pharmaceutical company Celltrion USA announced on Feb. 28 it is
    recalling specific lots of the DiaTrust COVID-19 Ag Rapid Test due to
    the high number of false-positive reports, an FDA recall webpage read
    on Wednesday.

    The FDA says that a false-positive test result can lead to a delay in
    "the correct diagnosis and treatment for the actual cause of a person's >illness."

    https://www.foxbusiness.com/healthcare/covid-19-rapid-test-recalled-for-high-number-of-false-positive-reports

    There are two kinds of COVID tests -- Rapid (sold in drug stores) and
    PCR (used in hospitals). The following is from an expert at the
    University of Chicago. I suggest you read the whole piece, but here is
    the portion that is relevant to your post.

    Jan 4, 2022
    "Q: How are rapid antigen tests different from PCR tests? Is one
    better than another?
    Rapid antigen tests, which you can buy in most pharmacies, are great
    in specific circumstances and less good in others. Rapid antigen tests
    detect COVID-19 when people have a higher amount of virus particles in
    their system and are more contagious. But a negative antigen test
    doesnít necessarily mean you arenít contagious. If someone has
    COVID-19, but hasnít yet reached the testís threshold of viral
    particles, they may still test negative with an antigen test but
    positive on a PCR test. Thatís why I tell people they should trust a
    positive antigen test, but be more skeptical about a negative one." https://news.uchicago.edu/story/when-should-i-use-rapid-covid-test-and-how-accurate-are-they

    Pretty clearly I don't believe in a Democrat Covid test scheme to
    steal the election, but I grant that you do. So, believing as you do,
    should Pence, have behaved any differently when it came time for him
    to certify the election?

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