Are we placing too much value on a negative test result?

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Description

Multiple state governments only require people with respiratory symptoms to continue self-isolation if they test positive for COVID-19, despite the risk of false negatives.

Subject

Covid-19

False negatives

Infection control

Public Health

Period24 Jul 2020

Media contributions

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Media contributions

  • TitleAre we placing too much value on a negative test result?
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletNewsGP
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date24/07/20
    DescriptionMultiple state governments only require people with respiratory symptoms to continue self-isolation if they test positive for COVID-19, despite the risk of false negatives...
    As a result, health authorities should not rely on a single test to clear ...
    Producer/AuthorMatt Woodley
    PersonsMark Morgan