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Posts mischaracterize WHO advice on coronavirus testing equipment

Published on 29/01/2021 at 17:37

Social media posts and online articles claim the World Health Organization admitted that PCR tests are resulting in widespread false positives for the virus that causes Covid-19, and asked laboratories to change the way they are conducted. But a January 2021 WHO notice only reminded labs to ensure testing equipment is properly calibrated, following reports of a small number of both false positive and negative results.

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