Why the Rise of Rapid Tests Makes COVID-19 Case Counts Hard to Trust
Time - 04/22/2022
In some respects, it’s surprising that so many people do get another test after getting a positive result at home. David Lazer, co-author of the COVID States Project survey and a professor of political and computer sciences at Northeastern University, says he was surprised by his group’s findings; he expected more than 30% of people to skip the secondary test. At this point in the pandemic, he suspects that the real number is higher, since people are increasingly comfortable with at-home tests and it’s growing harder to find free testing sites.