Let Emily test again! Say NO to false positives

Let Emily test again! Say NO to false positives

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Aleksandra Sochacka started this petition to ASU Beach VB supporters

As we all know, Emily has tested positive for COVID-19 (Sars-Cov-2) on Thursday morning (Feb. 2nd, 2021). We all found out about this tragic news this beautiful Friday morning. Emily is currently taking the precautions recommended by CDC and is self-isolating, along with her teammates who got contact-traced. 

As a student of statistic and analytics, I am aware of the fact that false positive test happen more often than a regular person can imagine. According to data from the FDA, if an antigen test has 98% specificity, and 10% of the population has the disease, 20 out of 100 people who test positive will not have the virus. With that said,Emily has a 20% chance of not having the virus. 

It makes me incredibly sad just thinking about how many potential practices Emily (and contact-traced individuals) could miss due to a false positive test. Let's all unite and give Emily the courage to get another test for COVID!

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