Friday, October 16, 2020

Further on why the 'Surge In Cases!!' doesn't scare me

Though it does annoy hell out of me.

Some of the nation’s leading public health experts are raising a new concern in the endless debate over coronavirus testing in the United States: The standard tests are diagnosing huge numbers of people who may be carrying relatively insignificant amounts of the virus.

Most of these people are not likely to be contagious, and identifying them may contribute to bottlenecks that prevent those who are contagious from being found in time. 
The article covers what a bunch of people have been talking about for a while*: the tests being used are way too sensitive.  Which is bad for actually dealing with the virus, but real good for scaring hell out of people.

*Proving that, when they're not playing political agents, some people at the NYeffin'Times are capable of actual reporting

1 comment:

Matthew W said...

Media/Democrats/Dimwitted people: "1.21 gigawatts of people tested positive today for the China Wuhan Virus."

Me: "And how many needed to be hospitalized?"
A disease soooooooooooooooooo dangerous you need to be tested to find out that you have it.