The newest test (Abbott) had greater than 15% miss rate on samples of actual virus. Those numbers were replicated. This is the same test that is being widely deployed across the country and being touted as the major solution to allow for reopening.
Rushing into testing, but with what test(s)? "Cleveland Clinic tested 239 specimens using 5 of most commonly used #coronavirus tests...The Abbott ID NOW only detected the virus in 85.2% of the samples, meaning it had a false-negative rate of 14.8%"
1/ It's crucial that COVID-19 tests are sensitive, i.e. able to detect positive cases and not give false negatives. (Yes I just used a triple negative.) Small but important study out of showed 2 of 5 tests didn't meet 95% threshold
Study Raises Questions About False Negatives From Quick COVID-19 Test
The Abbott test that Trump WH says it uses reportedly hase a 15 percent false negative rate, as for whether that rate is higher soon after infection I do not know.
A report from that Abbott’s eagerly anticipated #covid19 test has a 14.8% false negative rate according to .
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