You'll want to read this if you're getting tested

A quick guide on false positives & negatives

As testing becomes more and more common, we thought this week it would be apt to discuss our explainer on understanding false positives (and false negatives!). This week we also wanted to once again thank everyone who is continuing to contribute to our child care data collection efforts (more on that here!) and everyone who is continuing to send in questions and suggestions!

Explainer Highlight: Understanding False Positives

This piece really digs into the ins and outs of testing. It begins by explaining what false positives and false negatives actually are, then explains their implications, using examples. We discuss the statistics and implications both from a public health policy/perspective and get into what the possibility of false positives/negatives means for you and your family.

And as always, we’ve summarized the piece in the infographic below:

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