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How reliable are the tests? In recent days, the likelihood of the tests being universally effective has been questioned, with Health Secretary Matt Hancock stating on Sunday that the tests were not yet “good enough”. Scientists recently confirmed to the Guardian that no test on the market has yet been shown to be sufficiently reliable. Some kits, which claim a more than 90 per cent rate of accuracy, appear to have been tested only in hospital on patients with very significant symptoms. One expert told the Guardian that in reality the sensitivity of the tests was likely to be relatively low and more likely to detect 50 per cent to 60 per cent of those with milder symptoms – the group for whom the tests were intended. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus home testing kit: how does it work and how do I get one?
My doctor said, “You need to come in. I have four tests.” She was worried about my asthma; I’m one of the candidates that would be on a ventilator, easily. But is that fair? Here I am, able to get a test because I have a doctor who has one, and I feel a lot of shame about that. It’s a terrible situation to be in. Because in one sense, I’m saving my family’s life — my husband really can’t get this. And seeing what happens to older people, it’s very hard to combat. But it is unfair that I got a test. … [Read more...] about I’m a Famous Actor and I Think It’s Disgusting We Can Get Tested Easily for COVID-19
Aydin posted a video in which she explained the situation to her fans. The Bravo personality detailed that she first began to experience symptoms "last Monday" (March 30). She said that she had been experiencing "extreme fatigue," but no fever. After she started to experience those symptoms, she asked her husband, Bill Aydin, who is a plastic surgeon, to obtain a test for her. But, she noted that he was "reluctant at first" to get her one because she was not experiencing some of the traditional, extreme symptoms related to COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus. Although, he did later obtain a test for her and, as she mentioned, it came back positive for COVID-19. Aydin ended her message by saying that she will keep her fans posted on her condition. She also urged everyone to take social distancing seriously and stressed the importance of staying home amidst this pandemic. … [Read more...] about ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ Star Jennifer Aydin Tests Positive for Coronavirus
“I couldn’t believe it,” zoo director Jim Breheny told the AP on Sunday, adding that there was one silver lining in the animal’s diagnosis: “Any kind of knowledge that we get on how it’s transmitted, how different species react to it, that knowledge somehow is going to provide a greater base resource for people.” … [Read more...] about Tiger Positive for Coronavirus at Bronx Zoo Did Not Use a Human Test, Staff Clarifies