Why Taiwan hasn’t implemented universal COVID-19 screening: false positives would overwhelm medical resources

If universal screening for COVID-19 were implemented, people who tested positive, but who are not sick, would vastly overwhelm resources available for people who actually need them, according to experts at Tunghai University. SETN reports that The Department of Applied Physics at Tunghai University posted on Facebook that no matter how powerful the testing technology is, there will always be false positives, as well as false negatives. Statistics applied, even assuming the accuracy of the test method is so high

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