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Tue Jul 14, 2020, 09:31 PM

Fight Florida Covid propaganda

Ok folks. This news is starting to go viral. Just saw it posted by “louder with Crowder” and Breitbart has been “reporting” it, too.

A local Fox35 reporter finally dug into the FL DoH PDF and saw some oddities in lab results. Several hundred labs (mostly reporting single digit results) had 100% positivity

They contacted a couple of the larger labs (still just a few hundred results total...keep in mind the largest lab used in the state has returned 58,000 positive results) and found positive % were much lower (9.4% and 6%, respectively)

What was going on? Simple

We’re talking like 0.2% of ALL 3.3 Million tests performed since March. Some small labs (all less than ~500 positive results reported, vast majority in single digits) were not submitting negative results to the state

This does NOT affect the # of cases and will barely affect the overall % positive from March til now. So, keep this in mind when conspiracy theory-minded partisans try to use this as some sort of proof that FL is not experiencing a massive surge in new cases (we are)

“FOX 35 News went on to speak with the Florida Department of Health on Tuesday. They confirmed that although private and public laboratories are required to report positive and negative results to the state immediately, some have not. Specifically, they said that some smaller, private labs were not reporting negative test result data to the state.”


https://www.fox35orlando.com/news/fox-35-investigates-florida-department-of-health-says-some-labs-have-not-reported-negative-covid-19-results


FWIW, I dug in some, myself. I wanted to weed out realllly small labs that were likely used in the beginning when one had to be symptomatic to get a test, which would result in that lab having really high positive rates

So this image is all labs with >75% positive rates but >50 positive tests

Amounts to 7,608. Note we’ve had 3.3 Million tests overall since March so this % is minuscule and not gonna affect anything really


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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 09:51 PM

1. Wow. Thanks for this.

Forewarned is forearmed.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 10:13 PM

2. I've been fighting this on FB today.

The thing is, if Fox 35 thought the numbers would change the percent positive it would have published that. Since it didn’t I knew it was meaningless bs.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 10:47 PM

3. They jumped the gun. They saw something and ran it

before really digging in

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 01:19 AM

4. I think they did what they always do

Find a little something that’s really nothing but blow it up to be a big something as long as they can.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 03:16 AM

5. It went big. Quickly!

The reporter was on multiple FNC shows

Twitler retweeted a John Solomon tweet about it. Chuck woolery got into the act

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