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Politics Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine entered a pact to buy thousands of COVID-19 antigen tests. After a false positive, he's more skeptical.

05:05  10 august  2020
05:05  10 august  2020 Source:   businessinsider.com

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Dana Bash, Mike DeWine are posing for a picture: Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tested positive for COVID-19 on August 6, but subsequent tests were negative. Screenshot/CNN © Screenshot/CNN Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tested positive for COVID-19 on August 6, but subsequent tests were negative. Screenshot/CNN
  • Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tested positive for COVID-19 on August 6, but subsequent tests came back negative.
  • Speaking to CNN, the Republican governor said the experience points to issues that exist with rapid antigen tests.
  • Last week, DeWine and six other governors announced plans to pool their purchasing power to obtain hundreds of thousands of antigen tests.
  • Asked if he was going ahead with that plan, DeWine told CNN that "we've not made a decision."
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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is more skeptical of antigen COVID-19 tests after himself receiving a false positive last week.

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said on Twitter that he has tested positive for COVID - 19 , just after US President Donald Trump left Washington on a trip to the state. According to the statement, the governor plans to "follow protocol for COVID - 19 and quarantine at his home in Cedarville for 14 days".

"If anyone needed a wake up call about antigens, how careful we have to be, we certainly saw that with my test," DeWine told CNN in an interview on Sunday.

The Republican governor's positive test result made headlines on Thursday, just hours before President Trump was set to land in his state. But subsequent tests came back negative.

"I think what people should not take away from my experience is that testing is not reliable or does not work," DeWine told CNN. Rather, the lesson is that the antigen method, which can return results in under 20 minutes, should be "looked at as a screening test," not the final word.

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Governor Mike DeWine , a Republican who has aggressively pushed public-health measures for Ohio , tested positive for Covid - 19 . DeWine said in a statement that he took the test in preparation for greeting President Donald DeWine ’ s positive result came after months of controversy in the state.

Gov . Mike DeWine of Ohio in Bexley, Ohio , on Thursday. The governor tested positive for the Compared with PCR tests , antigen tests are more likely to return a false negative result Notably, Mr. DeWine ’ s antigen test produced the opposite error: a false positive that incorrectly indicated he

Last week, Business Insider reported that DeWine and six other governors had entered into an interstate compact to obtain hundreds of thousands of antigen tests.

Asked about that compact on Sunday, and whether he plans to go ahead with the purchase of such tests, DeWine demurred. "We've not made a decision," he said.

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine again tests negative for coronavirus .
The fourth COVID-19 test result for Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine came back negative Saturday after he received conflicting positive and negative results two days before, ahead of a scheduled meeting with President Trump. The governor and first lady, Fran DeWine, were tested at Ohio State University “out of an abundance of caution” following a rollercoaster day Thursday that began with DeWine receiving a positive test result followed by two negatives. The governor announced the negative results on Twitter on Saturday afternoon, thanking “everyone who sent along good wishes.

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