I suspect the rate of false positives is a function of a) the desire for a rapid test, rather than a more valid and reliable one, and b) the sheer volume of testing being carried out by the various labs.There was no mention of any high level Covid infection amongst the 10 players and one coach who tested positive,... but it does appear that the testing was unreliable with some players testing positive, then negative and then positive again. I'm assuming we would have heard if any of the players or coach were hospitalized.
Wonder how many false positive tests have occurred within this country and worldwide that have been included in the total number of active cases column since testing began,... or do they incorporate a false positive reduction percentage from the overall equation?
Interesting development with 98 to 99 percent of NHL players being vaccinated.
As I understood it, the strategy associated with rapid testing was that negative results could be relied on, but positive results would trigger closer examination. Unfortunately, our collective impatience has somehow made the rapid test as the norm, rather than some sort of tentative provisional information.
I guess this is a case of "You get what you wait for".