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Now the FDA says rapid tests for Covid
antigens may be less sensitive in detecting
Omicron variant - causing 'false negative' results

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Posted By: Ribicon, 12/29/2021 10:27:54 AM

Rapid antigen tests for Covid may be less sensitive in detecting the Omicron variant and are leading to 'false negatives,' the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday. The FDA made preliminary findings using samples from patients confirmed to be infected with the new mutant strain. The federal agency said early results show that antigen tests 'do detect the Omicron variant but may have reduced sensitivity,' meaning it's possible the tests could miss an infection, known as a 'false negative.'(Snip)According to a meta-analysis of studies by the Cochrane Library, lateral flow tests detect an average of 72 percent of symptomatic cases and 58 percent of asymptomatic ones.


Tests that don't work and shots that don't work; nice symmetry. Even now the government is scrambling to amass stockpiles of tea leaves and chicken entrails. Have the feds already wasted a fortune on warehouses full of tests that now unexpectedly do not work, and who profited from this move? Certainly not the taxpayers.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Norway 12/29/2021 10:36:48 AM (No. 1021873)
Why does anyone need a test to see if they have 'Moronic'/A Cold? Answer: They don't. Unless they want to continue the mass insanity. Just Stop it!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: formerNYer 12/29/2021 10:37:18 AM (No. 1021875)
Nobody cares anymore except liberals and the left. Stop all mandate, go 100% back to where we were in January 2020. Done Finished Caput!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Come And Take It 12/29/2021 10:46:18 AM (No. 1021885)
Testing for everyone equals lots and lots of asymptomatic hypochondriacs clogging up emergency rooms for no reason at all. We have already seen this in some areas of the country. More tests so they can report more positive cases, and whip the fear again and again. Now we need to say the antigen tests don't work right either, so people are forced back to the PCR testing. More fear, more restrictions, more lockdowns. Forevermore.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Chiritwo 12/29/2021 10:47:06 AM (No. 1021887)
I agree, let's stop this madness!!!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: minuteman 12/29/2021 10:47:08 AM (No. 1021888)
Continued mass hysteria is part of the 2022 election fraud campaign.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 12/29/2021 11:46:09 AM (No. 1021960)
Simple solution - - - - There should be four possible test results - - Positive, False Positive, Negative, and False Negative. That way every possibility will be covered - - and there won't be any confusion.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: snowoutlaw 12/29/2021 11:48:33 AM (No. 1021962)
Maybe the false negatives will balance out the false positives? I am getting a good laugh at all those waiting in lines to get tested when the only sickness they have is in their heads.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: JayD 12/29/2021 11:59:21 AM (No. 1021984)
The so-called "Omicron variant" has mild symptoms, is very communicable, and according to studies, provides natural immunity to other variants. If it has truly become the dominant strain, why are we still testing? Why are we still vaccinating? Let it wash through the population. Don't continue to push boosters of leaky vaccines that could potentially lead to a new, more resistant and dangerous variant.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue 12/29/2021 12:14:25 PM (No. 1022008)
My pharmacy, just the other day, had empty shelves where these things are suppose to be...and a sign that reads ''only two per customer''. So if you have a family larger than tests for YOU! Good'OlJoBlowBidet...what a screw-up of the whole country...and the world! Joe-Kamala-Pelosi must resign!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: DVC 12/29/2021 12:30:53 PM (No. 1022042)
Well, maybe this will offset the massive numbers of false positives that the tests give. The tests are a fraud, CDC said that they weren't accurate back in July. These "vaccines are not vaccines and don't prevent infection. The "vaccines" don't prevent transmission. Masks don't prevent infection. Safe and effective early treatment is prohibited. The government interferes with even the 'government approved' monoclonal antibodies distribution. Alice in Wonderland would be fairly comfortable in this modern version. Nutty, Nasty Nancy as the Red Queen....."It was an insurrection! Off with their heads!" And Dr. Fraud as the Mad Hatter, with a Dr. Mengele twist thrown in of killing children with his evil experiments. And they wonder why we don't trust what they say.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly 12/29/2021 4:46:17 PM (No. 1022343)
Yet, Biden is buying hundreds of millions of them. Your taxpayer dollars at work once again!
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