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Oh my, @theheartorg and @Medscape are crushing it with not one but two great columns on the limits of testing for #covid19 --This is important on many levels, not just for the virus but also for literacy of medical testing.
Very Brief Thread -- I am excited
In the first column, my friend @anish_koka a doc w #SkinInTheGame writes on why we can't test ourselves out of the #COVID19 crisis.…
He debunks the Hammer/Dance figures with help from @AndrewFoy82 who does an actual correlation line --
There is more than in this column than just debunking of analyses in which one circles the dots that fit their narrative. Take a look -- Now to the second column.
Now to my friends @RogueRad and @venkmurthy who are both facile with numbers and words. They write about the imperfections of measurements in #COVID19 testing. Amazing is their lead with @nntaleb Wittgenstein's Ruler.…
You have to go slow with the arithmetic but in the end they beautifully show that in the much maligned Santa Clara study, the seroprevalence can actually measure the seroprevalence test --and it's pretty darn good. Prof Ioannidis may not be as wrong as SoMe said he was.
These two columns make me proud to be associated with @medscape -- it's not easy to go against the gated institutional narrative. It's not easy to tell sober stories. And it's surely not easy to post a column w that many numbers. /end

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