COVID-19 damaging report offers false hopes, say consultants

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Ought to one utterly depend on a damaging COVID-19 report? Of late, many have argued that one shouldn’t solely rely on a damaging report or deal with it as ticket to enterprise out of homes. Scientists are of the view that there is no such thing as a assure damaging report can be secure, a report within the HT stated. It creates “false hope”, they are saying.

Based on sicentists, it’s advisable that an individual who has been uncovered to Sars-CoV-2 ought to nonetheless comply with the mandated pointers as a precautionary measure. “You shouldn’t depend on check outcomes alone to securely socialise in individual. A check can solely inform you in case you are optimistic at a given second in time, and may fail to detect instances in case you are contaminated however not shedding substantial virus,” Dr Angela Rasmussen, a virologist affiliated with Georgetown Middle for World Well being Science and Safety, was quoted as saying by information company Reuters.

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Consultants imagine check consequence might fail to detect the presence of the virus within the physique if the uncovered individual is examined shortly after getting contaminated. They are saying that the virus wants to breed sufficient copies of itself for it to be detected within the COVID-19 exams. The incubation interval for COVID-19 is as much as 14 days. Earlier than that, an individual can check damaging and haven’t any signs in any respect. So do not exit but. 

Consultants additionally see a chance of an individual contracting the virus after getting the check completed. They deem it advisable for the uncovered individual to remain beneath quarantine for no less than every week after publicity to the virus. 

The report stated that there was additionally a excessive likelihood of getting a false damaging report with a fast antigen check.

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