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Gov DeWine and the Fallacy of “Positive” Coronavirus Tests

Americans have been raised on a generation of movies and TV shows where test results are a matter of pushing a button.

Run a slide with a fingerprint through a database and instantly a result flashes on the screen with a match. Send away for an ancestry kit and you’ll immediately get the right results. Don’t you believe in science?

In real life, results are much more fallible. Especially when multiple companies are in a rush to throw together tests for mass use as cheaply as possible.

A more sensitive coronavirus test has determined that Gov. Mike DeWine does not have COVID-19, his office announced Thursday night.

A rapid test before DeWine was scheduled to greet President Donald Trump in Cleveland determined he was positive for the virus. A second, more-proven test administered later Thursday in Columbus produced a negative result.

Read the full story from Front Page Mag

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