Archive for October 6th, 2020

“COVID tests are almost laughably unreliable”

October 6, 2020

That’s the cut-to-the-chase observation of one pundit … and, the WH outbreak appears to support his conclusion.

Loyal readers know that I’ve been harping from the get-go that the “testing, testing, testing” strategy was haphazard (wrong people being tested) … and potentially problematic (false negatives and false positives).

Well, the chickens have come home to roost … so, maybe the issue will start getting the attention it deserves.

This CNBC headline pretty much sums things up:


Specifically, the White House has relied on a COVID screening strategy intended to bubble-wrap Trump from the virus.

Staffers, guests and reporters have all been required to be tested for the coronavirus with Abbott Laboratories’ ID Now test before entering White House grounds.

That test is a rapid molecular test that can produce results in as little as 15 minutes.

So, how did the “bubble” get breached?


Oct. 6: C-19 Data Dashboard

October 6, 2020


351 Daily New Deaths  (peak 2,824 April 21)
> 7-day average 742    (peak 2.229 April 23)

38,566  New Cases
> 7-day average  42,002


Details below…