The Accuracy of Covid-19 Testing

COVID-19 tests are vitally needed to control the pandemic, but even accutate antibody tests can generate false positives.


“‘Breakthrough’ COVID-19 Tests Are Currently Cheap, Fast—and Not Very Accurate,” Jim Daley, Scientific American

“Why even a super-accurate Covid-19 test can fail,” Umair Irfan, Vox

“Understanding COVID-19 False Positives,” Emily Oster, Slate


“The US has no idea how to manage all the testing data it’s collecting,” Neel V. Patel, MIT Technology Review

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