Mass antigen testing

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A Journal of Medical Ethics blog by Dominic Wilkinson, Julian Savulescu and Jonathan Pugh, was published on 12 March: ‘Lateral flow tests and schools: Why the government’s approach is ethically flawed’.

The UK government has put lateral flow antigen tests at the forefront of its strategy to re-open schools. This article discusses why the sensitivity, specificity, and the predictive value of testing in populations with low prevalence has important moral implications.

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