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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Monday, May 18, 2020

The New Smallpox Blanket: The Defective Coronavirus Test


The FDA issued an alert about the rapid coronavirus tests that Trump brought to the Navajo Nation at the Native Roundtable. The Indian Health Service has been using the Abbott tests since early April, which are delivering false results, resulting in the spread of the virus.

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
Updated May 20, 2020

The FDA issued a warning about the Abbott rapid coronavirus tests issuing false results, which results in people believing they do not have the virus when they do. These false tests increase the spread of the virus.

For those who took the Abbott rapid coronavirus test and received a negative result, and are having symptoms, then the CDC recommends you retest. The test has an up to a 50 percent fail rate. This will help decrease the spread.