State to use quick but inaccurate “antigen” testing - Seven Days

Antigen testing is the equivalent of shooting from the hip with a pistol - fast, but not too accurate, compared to the scoped rifle of a PCR test. But they can help senior care facilities quickly - if not always accurately - track transmission. When Covid-19 rides into town, sometimes a six-shooter is the best weapon of choice.

"Antigen testing is the equivalent of shooting from the hip with a pistol - fast, but not too accurate, compared to the scoped rifle of a PCR test. But they can help senior care facilities quickly - if not always accurately - track transmission. When Covid-19 rides into town, sometimes a six-shooter is the best weapon of choice. Health Commissioner Mark Levine explained the policy change. When faced with an outbreak in a facility, he said, “You want to be able to make rapid decisions regarding triage of patients and staff … so that infections don’t spread.”



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  • David Flemming
    published this page in The News 2020-12-02 16:35:13 -0500