BACKGROUND BRIEFING: COVID-19 testing - ask an expert

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*Briefing recording now available* With the news this week that a Queensland man returned a false-positive COVID-19 test following his death, questions are being raised as to the accuracy of the tests. How do they work, what is the best way to test and are they underestimating or overestimating the prevalence of COVID-19 in the community? Listen back to this briefing to hear these questions answered and more.

Organisation/s: Australian Science Media Centre, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI)

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From: Australian Science Media Centre

Recording now available - see link below

With the news this week that a Queensland man returned a false-positive COVID-19 test following his death, questions are being raised as to the accuracy of the tests. How do they work, what is the best way to test and are they underestimating or overestimating the prevalence of COVID-19 in the community?

Ask these questions and more by joining us for our Q&A background briefing. There will be no specific presentations just an open forum in which you can have your questions directly answered by an expert.

How the session will run:

The session will be moderated and you will be able to submit your questions via the briefing platform throughout the event. All questions will be read out by a host. The briefing will be recorded and available following the event. If you can't attend live but still wish to submit questions please email them through to the AusSMC to be included.

Speakers:

  • Professor Ivo Mueller is Co-Division Head of the Population Health and Immunity Division at The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne

This briefing was made possible with the assistance of the Google News Initiative.

Attachments:

  • Australian Science Media Centre
    Web page
    Full briefing recording

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