More perspective on the limitations of antibody testing and what it can help with by w/
Here's two great explainers on antibody testing--one by and one by . Both of them are consistently superb; read everything and anything they write.
“It seems like all of a sudden, everybody just decided that antibody tests are going to give them some grand answer.” But can the answers help end the pandemic? My latest w/
Suddenly, everyone is surveying communities for antibodies to the coronavirus. But the tests are far from perfect, and there are limits to what policymakers can learn from them. 
Suddenly, everyone is surveying communities for antibodies to the coronavirus. But the tests are far from perfect, and there are limits to what policymakers can learn from them. 
Suddenly, everyone is surveying communities for antibodies to the coronavirus. But the tests are far from perfect, and there are limits to what policymakers can learn from them. 
Suddenly, everyone is surveying communities for antibodies to the coronavirus. But the tests are far from perfect, and there are limits to what policymakers can learn from them. 
Can Antibody Tests Help End the Coronavirus Pandemic? #COVID19
Can Antibody Tests Help End the #Coronavirus Pandemic? “We’re kind of heavily leaning on these tests when they’re not perfect.... And we still have a lot of people susceptible, so it’s a dangerous thing to heavily rely on them right now.”
Suddenly, everyone is surveying communities for antibodies to the coronavirus. But the tests are far from perfect, and there are limits to what policymakers can learn from them. 
A detailed story on what to make of recent serotype test results from .
Though I haven't had a chance to tweet about the US-based antibody studies that have emerged over the last few days (or their implications on herd immunity for #COVID19), I was lucky enough to chat with about this for last week
“If the mortality rate is 1 percent, we’re looking at 2 million deaths, which is unprecedented in our nation’s history and unimaginable.”
via Dr. Osterholm said an antibody survey, because it provides “historical data” on who was infected, is like a smoke alarm that gives out a report once a month. “It doesn’t work very well if you have a fire right now,” he said.
2/ looking at 2 million deaths, which is unprecedented in our nation’s history and unimaginable,” he said. “Anyone talking about the death rate as ‘only 1 percent and so we should not worry about it’ has an extraordinarily callous view.”
Antibody tests are not reliable enough to guide policy on lockdowns and reopenings, though they may model how far it has spread. As they presently stand, too little is known to make them a basis for public policy.
Can Antibody Tests Help End the Coronavirus Pandemic?
Can Antibody Tests Help End the #coronavirus Pandemic? The tests are not reliable enough to guide policy on lockdowns and reopenings, experts said. But they can help model the spread of the virus. via
Can Antibody Tests Help End the #Coronavirus Pandemic?