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.
Lots more at Florida defies FDA warning on controversial COVID test with off-label use, but Miami-Dade reconsiders.
Update: a friend writes to suggest the Curative test is really OK and doesn’t deserve the bastinado.
Thank God for Governor DeSantis.