Could "wildly inaccurate tests" be outcome of ant-body experiment?


The FDA says anti-body tests could be inaccurate if not watched carefully...

Digital generated image of macro view of the corona virus. (Getty Images)
Calling it the “Wild West” of unregulated tests, yet still...
"Because of the relative simplicity of the technology, the Food and Drug Administration decided to waive initial review of the tests as part of its emergency response to the coronavirus outbreak."
Shouldn't there be some kind of oversight when we are talking about a disease that has already killed almost 22,000 Americans? Or are we again dealing with one of those situations where Donald Trump wants things to go unchecked so he can involve his donors and himself in some kind of corrupt money-making machine scheme? It has Trump exploitation written all over it. Here's the scenario...
"Right now, the tests are most useful for researchers studying how the virus has spread through the U.S. population. The government said Friday it has started testing 10,000 volunteers. The White House has not outlined a broader plan for testing and how the results might be used.
"With almost no FDA oversight of the tests, “It really has created a mess that’s going to take a while to clean up,” said Eric Blank of the Association for Public Health Laboratories. “In the meantime, you’ve got a lot of companies marketing a lot of stuff and nobody has any idea of how good it is.”
Good explanation of anti-body tests...


Blank’s group represents state and local lab officials from around the country who want more hands-on by the FDA instead of just requiring the company to "state that their tests have not been FDA-approved and cannot rule out whether someone is currently infected." The FDA responded...
"Last week, FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn said in a statement that the agency will “take appropriate action” against companies making false claims or selling inaccurate tests."
Sure, and that's like the old saying of 'closing the barn door after the cows are already out.' It's too late if someone has a false negative and dangerous for the individual. Here's confirmation of that...
"Dr. Allison Rakeman of New York City’s Public Health Laboratory says some local hospitals are assuming the tests, which are listed on FDA’s website, 'have been vetted, when they have not.'
"The danger of faulty testing, Rakeman says, is that people will mistakenly conclude that they are immune or are no longer spreading the virus."
Once again the Trump administration has created a mess, and once again it is the American public who suffers.

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