Coronavirus, Elon musk positive and negative at the same time: the problem of rapid tests
Despite what is happening in the world, there are many people who are skeptical about severity of the pandemic and coronavirus and there are others who just don’t believe it. In a hypothetical whole that includes both these parts we can put Elon Musk which during the pandemic has repeatedly expressed particular opinions, such as that the emergency was not that serious.
Yesterday, Friday 13 November, he made himself heard again. Apparently the founder of SpaceX he ran tests to see if he had been infected. In a short time it turned out to be positive and negative. She obviously didn’t take it well and tweeted the fact that there was something odd about all of this again fueling the skepticism of many.
The reality is that Musk underwent rapid antigen tests which they have a high percentage of giving false negatives. The desire to undergo the test arose due to the fact that in the previous days he had symptoms that could be connected to Covid-19, or mild cold, cough and mild fever.
Coronavirus, Elon Musk and rapid tests
The man’s words: “Something extremely bogus is happening. It has been tested for COVID four times today. Two tests were negative, two were positive. Same machine, same test, same nurse ”. Despite this problem due to the rapid tests, the latter are gaining popularity due to the shorter response time. It is conceivable that the number of positives in the United States is lower than reality at this point, which is worrying as they recorded 162,000 new cases yesterday.
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