Study: Half of CDC COVID Test Kits Are Inaccurate
There's been a huge debate raging nationwide regarding COVID-19. Some believe that we're over reacting to the virus, other believe that we're not doing enough to fight off the disease. No matter which side of the argument you fall on, this new study conducted by the Milford Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, is eye opening.
According to the study, which was published on July 17th in the International Journal of Geriatrics and Rehabilitation, 50% of the nucleic acid coronavirus tests distributed by the CDC provided inaccurate results. Yes, you read that right: half of all tests according to this study are faulty.
Dr. Sin Hang Lee, who was the lead author of the study, found in his research that the provided testing kits gave a false positive 30% of the time and a false negative 20% of the time. To conduct the test, researchers conducted 20 tests from the CDC then re-tested them on a cellular level instead of just looking at fluid from the swab.
The study also made an alarming discovery. That the virus is mutating and it's possible for a person to be both infected with the original coronavirus and a mutation of the virus.
Lee's conclusion, based on his tests results, is that with the level of inaccurate test results, the CDC should roll out more in-depth testing methods, especially among vulnerable populations.
You can read the full report on Dr. Lee's study here.