Today some pre-publication data on a variety of US antibody tests were released, and they aren’t great–and they illustrate precisely the problems discussed above:Continue reading
Yesterday, I posted a link to a great discussion about COVID-19 testing, and the various types of tests that do or will exist, and their strengths/weaknesses.
It can strike many people as strange that doctors’ tests aren’t 100% accurate. (It even surprises some doctors!) No test is perfect.
But, not only are tests not perfect, but even a test that sounds like its very accurate can be misleading if used under the wrong conditions.Continue reading
This is a great virology blog that gives a very thorough discussion of the various kinds of testing that are and will be available.
it also describes how “proving who’s immune” is not going to be the quick fix that we’d like: “Testing, Testing, Testing.”
As Alberta residents now know, the only place to access COVID-19 testing is via 811 and then assessment centers or other designated public health locations.Continue reading