Flawed COVID-19 antibody tests shipped without FDA review. A 60 Minutes investigation has found that federal officials knew many COVID-19 antibody testing kits had flaws, but allowed them to enter the U.S. market.

As someone in the field, the speed at which these tests got approved gave me whiplash. We spend months validating and writing procedures for the most basic things. Let alone entire new test platforms and kits. This happened almost overnight by comparison.

I remain skeptical of asymptomatic positives that remain asymptomatic, because current guidelines state to quarantine after a positive, period. False or not.

This virus is ravaging the country but there were, and still are, manufacturers looking to cash in. If you get a sample taken, ask where the test will be performed. It's not the standalone ER or urgent care, by the way. Strep flu and mono can all be done rapid on a card like a pregnancy test. COVID? No way, not yet. We don't know enough yet.

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