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Rapid COVID-19 tests in short supply in California

Original post made on Oct 5, 2021

Online and in stores, major retailers are sold out of the popular at-home COVID-19 tests, and medical supply vendors can't find enough rapid test kits for schools, shelters, nursing homes and employers.

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Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 5, 2021 at 12:56 pm

Bystander is a registered user.

The real issue is the number of false positives from these tests and the fact that there is a great deal of money being made from PCR tests. Lateral Flow tests are a cheaper option, so I'm told.

When our vaccination rates are so high, why are vaccinated people being expected to test so frequently? When we are talking about vaccination children, will the need for all these expensive tests soon be no longer necessary? Who is making money from the use of all these tests? What is being done to recompense those who are subsequently found to have been false positive? Is there really any oversight going on here?

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