From BBC Radio 4’s PM programme, May 11th, 2020.
A J ShortFollow
Code 19 = 'A serious error in an operating system' questioning policies, science, data and media.
So....is another lockdown coming for this nation of bedwetters for a virus thats statistically safer than having a bath.... #dontbathsavetheNHS
Interesting thread https://twitter.com/boriquagato/status/1306948908850049031
i'd like to use sweden and illinois to tie several concepts together.
the two are similar size, density, and population.
illinois locked down and wore masks. sweden did not.
sweden counts covid deaths more aggressively. this should give advantage to IL.
they still lost.
@JuliaHB1 If you test 1000 people at random, latest ONS figures estimate 1 will have the virus, and let’s assume you find them. But with an FPR of 0.8%, that’s 8/1000, and so you expect to find 8 false positives. That’s 9 positive tests, only one of which has the virus . Hope this is ok
A different scientist looking at the situation arrives at the same conclusion.
I’m no campaigner. I cannot ignore the conclusions I’ve reached, having studied all aspects of the pandemic for 6mo. I’m tired. I just want the madness to stop. https://twitter.com/Steve66546173/status/1306546426835537920
@talkRADIO @JuliaHB1 It would only take a "false positive" rate of about 1.8% for all current daily positive tests to be false.
Typically "false positives" for medical testing can be anywhere between 0.4% to 4%.
Therefore it is important for the government to disclose the rate.
The Coronavirus PCR tests are being amplified 35 to 40 times until a POSITIVE test result comes in.
Experts agree that anything amplified OVER 30 is a FALSE positive.
No wonder we're getting so many case positives. 🤔