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World UK lab error results in more than 1K false positive coronavirus tests

16:25  28 november  2020
16:25  28 november  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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During the coronavirus pandemic, many scientists who usually have nothing to do with viruses or Cohen discovered that false positives were actually fairly common. The best labs reported few if In areas where the disease is rare, there will be few truly positive results in apparently healthy people.

More than 1 ,300 people were incorrectly told they had coronavirus after a lab error at NHS Test and Trace. © Getty The NHS COVID-19 app is not launching for many iPhone owners. The department of health and social care said 1,311 people who were tested between 19 November and 23 November

A testing error at England's government-funded NHS Test and Trace facility resulted in over 1,300 people given false COVID-19 positives, Reuters reports.

a person in a blue shirt: UK lab error results in more than 1K false positive coronavirus tests © Getty Images UK lab error results in more than 1K false positive coronavirus tests

The problem, allegedly caused by a batch of testing chemicals, was an "isolated incident," the lab claims.

"NHS Test and Trace has contacted 1,311 individuals who were incorrectly told that the result of COVID-19 tests, taken between Nov. 19 and Nov. 23, were positive. An issue with a batch of testing chemicals meant their test results were void," a department spokesman said. "Swift action was taken to notify those affected and they have been asked to take another test, and to continue to self-isolate if they have symptoms."

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All five of them later tested positive for the new coronavirus . Plus, there are numerous anecdotal accounts to There’s always room for error , Dr. Procop says—and that means a patient could get a false However, he says, false positives are extremely unlikely: “ Most tests target more than one

Flawed PCR tests have raked in more than billion in corporate profits. The entire plandemic has been built upon the lie that millions upon millions of people are testing positive for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) when in reality most of them are healthy people receiving false - positive


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Duncan Larcombe, whose daughter was a recipient of one of the accidental results, told the BBC the incident was "more than an inconvenient mistake," adding that it "brings into question for me whether or not this testing system is competent."

The Department of Health and Social Care will have everyone affected by the error take another COVID-19 test.

The NHS Test and Trace system has been controversial since some major failures occurred earlier this year, notably when almost 16,000 positive case records went missing for a few days in September, causing delays, Reuters reports.

England, which has had the highest coronavirus death toll in Europe, ditched its national lockdown in favor of a strict tiered system.

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