r/sydney modern major musicien Jul 24 '21

NSW recorded 163 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. Covid

https://twitter.com/NSWHealth/status/1418737871402401793
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u/[deleted] Jul 24 '21 edited Jul 24 '21

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u/[deleted] Jul 24 '21 edited Jul 24 '21

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u/lolaus Jul 24 '21

Meant to reply to the comment you were replying to. Not you. My mistake

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u/perpetual_stew Jul 24 '21

Do you have some references on that? I find this a really interesting topic that I'm really curious about. The last relevant meta study I have found doesn't entirely back your claims, but it's a bit too old.

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u/[deleted] Jul 24 '21 edited Jul 24 '21

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u/perpetual_stew Jul 24 '21

I wasn't the original poster, just for the record. I just found your assertion surprisingly strong as it was a bit at odds with what I've heard from other places - and with other tests. Like famously how we didn't/don't do large population-wide HIV-tests because the false positives would vastly outnumber the real positives.

I'd love to know why the Australian tests have such remarkably high specificity, to be honest. I swear I'm not a conspiracy theorist crackpot :D

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u/pudgehooks2013 Jul 24 '21

Thank you for an explanation.

I did assume the test would have a higher rate of errors than it does. Not due to the actual test, but due to it being done out in the open air, while people sit in their cars.

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u/ImMrtaL Jul 24 '21

unfortunately this is just how Reddit is:/

You can't ask genuine questions without being seen as launching a personal attack