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- Global cases: More than 2.5 million
- Global deaths: At least 178,371
- US cases: More than 825,300
- US deaths: At least 45,075
The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
7:48 am: Most antibody tests will ‘give a very high false positive rate’
Serology tests, which can detect the presence of coronavirus antibodies and identify whether someone has already been exposed to Covid-19, have a “very high false positive rate,” former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told CNBC.
Earlier this week, University of Southern California professor Neeraj Sood, who led a large antibody study in Los Angeles county, claimed the tests he used were very accurate. However, Gottlieb was cautious about the antibody tests.
“They shouldn’t be using these tests to make individual decisions for…