Assertions of Perfection

Media organisations reported on supposed ‘100% accurate’ tests. The ITV headline was:

‘100% accurate’ antibody test could be coronavirus breakthrough

Neither Abbott nor Roche antibody tests have the claimed accuracy.

What is accuracy?

Manufacturers develop tests for the presence of antibodies. Antibodies are part of the body’s immune response to infection. In most cases…



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Anthony B. Masters

Anthony B. Masters

This blog looks at the use of statistics in Britain and beyond. It is written by RSS Statistical Ambassador and Chartered Statistician @anthonybmasters.