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Wuhan authorities are studying whether the government should test all residents to find asymptomatic COVID-19 carriers amid public worry over a second outbreak.
German researchers plan to introduce coronavirus ‘immunity certificates’ to facilitate a proper transition into post-lockdown life. The antibodies will indicate that the test participants have had Covid-19, have healed and are thereby ready to re-enter society and the workforce. The researchers plan to test 100,000 members of the public at a time.The researchers will use theContinue reading “Germany plans exit strategy for pandemic lock down”
Why is there such a difference between Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain?
The tests deliver results in less than 15 minutes, but they produce a certain % of false negatives. Hospitals can nevertheless use them for a first triage. If the test is positive than there is 100% certainty that the patient is positive.
44% of the positives in Stockholm
Take into account that people don’t necessary go to the hospital in the province they live in.
Number of tests seem to plateau around 105K. % positives still up