Rapid COVID tests have proven to be a complete disaster.
The FDA announced that the pharmaceutical company Celltrion USA has recalled 45,500 COVID-19 rapid tests.
The reason cited is that the tests were giving out a “high number of false positive reports.”
The Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday that a healthcare company has recalled 45,500 COVID-19 rapid tests due to a “high number of false positive reports.”
Pharmaceutical company Celltrion USA announced on Feb. 28 it is recalling specific lots of the DiaTrust COVID-19 Ag Rapid Test due to the high number of false-positive reports, an FDA recall webpage read on Wednesday.
The FDA says that a false-positive test result can lead to a delay in “the correct diagnosis and treatment for the actual cause of a person’s illness.”
The COVID-19 rapid tests also displayed a shelf life of 18 months, but the FDA’s emergency use authorization states that the tests can only be used for 12 months.
Rapid tests are not the only thing giving out false positives.
Massachusetts was forced to lower its pandemic death count after a change in COVID reporting rules.
Nicolas Menzies, Associate Professor of Global Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health admitted that COVID deaths can not be identified with 100% certainty.
How many other COVID tests are giving out false positives?