Covid Vaccination ID
(04-15-2021, 12:34 PM)Borin' Baggie Wrote:
(04-15-2021, 11:18 AM)Sliced Wrote: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-56750460

Buried at the bottom of the BBC page: "Covid: 82% of positive rapid tests 'were correct' - BBC News"

Framed as if this is really good by the BBC, but it means that out of 16,000 positive tests of children over 3,000 were actually negative, almost 1 in 5. As the prevalence of COVID decreases this proportion of false positives will be higher.

As I said before, this is exactly why mass testing just won't work.

Symptomatic testing? Absolutely, makes perfect sense. Mass testing? definitely not

Also ignores the issue of false negatives.

Fortunately false negatives isn't really an issue:

https://wbaunofficial.org.uk/showthread....#pid302491
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(04-15-2021, 12:48 PM)Sliced Wrote:
(04-15-2021, 12:34 PM)Borin' Baggie Wrote:
(04-15-2021, 11:18 AM)Sliced Wrote: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-56750460

Buried at the bottom of the BBC page: "Covid: 82% of positive rapid tests 'were correct' - BBC News"

Framed as if this is really good by the BBC, but it means that out of 16,000 positive tests of children over 3,000 were actually negative, almost 1 in 5. As the prevalence of COVID decreases this proportion of false positives will be higher.

As I said before, this is exactly why mass testing just won't work.

Symptomatic testing? Absolutely, makes perfect sense. Mass testing? definitely not

Also ignores the issue of false negatives.

Fortunately false negatives isn't really an issue:

https://wbaunofficial.org.uk/showthread....#pid302491

Fair enough
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