Products > Dodgy Technology

Mostly dodgy: SARS-Cov-2 rapid tests

<< < (4/5) > >>

dunkemhigh:

--- Quote --- The type of mask that most people use, which is recommended by the government and has even been mandated at various points in the pandemic, is completely useless at preventing the spread of SARS-Cov-2.
--- End quote ---

Is that 'completely useless' as in 'has zero detectable effect' or as in 'isn't 100% effective'?

dunkemhigh:

--- Quote ---showing the excess myocarditis events, per million, in men under 40
--- End quote ---

Is that deaths or merely 'events' that required intervention?

How does that compare to the equivalent unvaccinated Covid stats (deaths or interventions, as the case may be)?

AVGresponding:

--- Quote from: dunkemhigh on January 20, 2022, 10:24:03 pm ---
--- Quote --- The type of mask that most people use, which is recommended by the government and has even been mandated at various points in the pandemic, is completely useless at preventing the spread of SARS-Cov-2.
--- End quote ---

Is that 'completely useless' as in 'has zero detectable effect' or as in 'isn't 100% effective'?

--- End quote ---

A brief look at the numbers in the link provided show it's not very effective, though still better than nothing, as the reduction in spread isn't down in the noise, so it's a real effect.

As Zero999 points out, the risk/benefit equation is complex, I think it remains to be seen which side of the scale weighs most.

thm_w:

--- Quote from: Haenk on January 20, 2022, 12:01:53 pm ---Hence my warning. My daughters school supplied a couple of packages of "Roche" tests for home testing, which are on the really expensive side. However these tests are far away from being the best available, not even "good".
Our local discounters (including Aldi and Lidl) also only offer brands with very limited testing reliability. As most people are already vaccinated a 3rd time, infected people will likely show only very low numbers of virii, and a lot of tests will simply not detect these levels. So these folks unknowingly spread the virus - and with a more reliable test they might have avoided this.

--- End quote ---

Did you read my post, or read the summary of your link?

"SD Biosensor, Inc. (Roche Diagnostics GmbH  Cq <25 88,9%"
"The current state of the art was defined as corresponding to a minimal sensitivity of 75% for the pools with Cq ≤25."

Where exactly did they say that 89% was "not good". Sure they are probably not the best available.

dunkemhigh:

--- Quote ---As Zero999 points out, the risk/benefit equation is complex
--- End quote ---

What is the risk aspect in wearing masks?

Navigation

[0] Message Index

[#] Next page

[*] Previous page

There was an error while thanking
Thanking...
Go to full version