New post: "That viral story on FDA approving 2-minute cornavirus test looks like a cruel April Fools hoax"
Media reported yesterday on FDA emergency use authorization of a 2 minute serology test for coronavirus. But FDA website shows no such thing, and FDA told me they have not issued any EUA on serology tests
That viral story on FDA approving two-minute coronavirus test looks like a cruel April Fools' hoax
Yes, a hoax as I suspected.
Please don’t do stuff like this ppl
Klein: That viral story on FDA approving two-minute coronavirus test looks like a cruel April Fools' hoax
This is awful. But I have to ask. Don't news outlets investigate before they reprint press releases? Good for for digging into this.
This is a real vulnerability in the news ecosystem - Reuters has a huge operation in Bangalore that rapidly churns out 100-word flash writeups of earnings results and press releases and is vulnerable to being hoaxed...
Read 'That viral story on FDA approving two-minute coronavirus test looks like a cruel April Fools' hoax.'
So, a number of media outlets ran stories promoting idea that FDA approved a 2-minute coronavirus test, but a few things struck me as suspicious based on my background as a business reporter. THREAD
"No serology tests have received an authorization to test for coronavirus."
I warned you people! Grrrr. "That viral story on FDA approving 2-minute coronavirus test looks like a cruel April Fools hoax"
6) Check today's date. I have a call into the number at the bottom of the press release. Will update if I hear back.