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Concordia University Gets 50 False Positive Test Results for COVID-19

Concordia University Gets 50 False Positive Test Results for COVID-19

“We wanted to protect families so we offered the rapid, antigen test”

How many other schools have had a similar experience and don’t even know it? People are making life-altering decisions based on this.

The New York Post reports:

University COVID ‘outbreak’ due to more than 50 false positive test results

Concordia University in California said more than 50 rapid COVID-19 tests offered to asymptomatic students and faculty came back with false positive results — sparking fears of a potential outbreak on campus.

The Lutheran university in Irvine reported six active cases — four students and two employees — as of Wednesday.

President Michael Thomas thought an outbreak was on the rise when he ordered the tests.

“We wanted to protect families so we offered the rapid, antigen test here at Concordia out of abundance of caution,” he told the Orange County Register. “It was the right thing to do for our students and their families.”

On Saturday, 48 students and 16 staff members tested positive in the last two days after they took the antigen exam, according to the university’s COVID-19 dashboard.

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How do they identify a positive test as a false positive?

Without some kind of confirmation test, every false positive is just another “case” to keep the panic going.

Of course they’re getting false positives, the rapid PCR tests use 40+ amplification cycles. Somebody in the UK estimates 8 of 9 positive test results in the UK are false.

TennesseeRedDog | November 28, 2020 at 10:17 pm

I have a friend whose daughter is a hospital nurse. They tested some of their unused Covid test swabs and they all came back positive.

We are being lied to.

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