NY Times: Up to 90% of Positive Tests Carried Barely Any Virus

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The New York Times says “up to 90% of people testing positive” with a standard Covid-19 test “carried barely any virus” because the test is too sensitive, and is thus “diagnosing huge numbers of people who may be carrying relatively insignificant amounts of the virus” and “are not likely to be contagious.”

In an Aug. 29 article, the Times said that the most widely used Covid-19 test, the PCR test, doesn’t provide feedback on how contagious an infected patient may be because it’s a simple “yes or no test,” and the test is so sensitive that it’s testing positive for “genetic fragments, leftovers from infection that pose no particular risk — akin to finding a hair in a room long after a person has left,” according to one doctor.

“Some of the nation’s leading public health experts are raising a new concern in the endless debate over coronavirus testing in the United States: The standard tests are diagnosing huge numbers of people who may be carrying relatively insignificant amounts of the virus,” the article begins. “Most of these people are not likely to be contagious, and identifying them may contribute to bottlenecks that prevent those who are contagious from being found in time.”

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NYT Report Claims 90% of COVID-Positive Americans Not Contagious

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