The Florida Bulldog reports,
Florida is dismissing a recent warning from federal regulators about the accuracy of a popular COVID-19 test from one of the state’s largest testing providers — and continuing to use the test in a way the FDA has advised against.
Meanwhile, the state’s most populous county, Miami-Dade, is reconsidering how it uses the test.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning last month alerting the public to “the risk of false results, particularly false negative results,” with the test made by an enormous San Dimas, CA-based testing start-up, Curative, noting that false negatives can mean people unknowingly spreading the virus to others. The risk of false negatives is higher, the FDA noted, when the test isn’t used correctly.
Update: a friend writes to suggest the Curative test is really OK and doesn’t deserve the bastinado.