Don’t Assume Your Covid-19 Test Is a False Positive
A friend recently announced on social media that her husband had tested positive for the coronavirus. He had no symptoms, and the rest of his family tested negative. Almost immediately, people began questioning his test results in the comments. “I think it’s a false positive!” someone wrote. Two others suggested the same; one said she was sure she’d recently had a false positive coronavirus test result, too, because she hadn’t had symptoms and everyone else in her household tested negative. A scientist I know told me about an acquaintance who tested positive for the virus in January, decided his test was a false positive and did not isolate from family members who were visiting to meet his new baby.
Just to be clear: “It is very ill advised to ignore a positive result just because you don’t have symptoms,” Daniel Diekema, the …continued .
[Source: New York Times]