from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:
This is a real departure for me, as it is not my usual fight against the left or an oppressive government.
However, it’s not that far off, as it is a battle to educate the ignorant, which is what we conservatives strive to do.
And let’s face it. COVID-19 has become as big a political problem for freedom lovers as a medical issue.
This all began with my personal quest to be administered a COVID-19 serology test. I have yet to find anyone to administer the test.
As you may (or may not) know, there are two types of coronavirus tests – a virology test and a serology test. The virology test is to determine whether you currently have the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
The serology test is to determine whether you have had the virus and gotten over it. This is also known as an antibody test, or immunity test.
It is much more involved than merely shoving a giant Q-Tip in your brain, so relatively few facilities do it.
My desire is to find out whether I have the antibodies that effectively cause one to become immuned from re-contracting COVID-19 and passing it to others.
At my annual physical, just last week, I asked my doctor whether she knew of such a facility. Her response was the impetus for this article.
She told me that she didn’t know of one offhand, but that it didn’t matter as the tests were at best, 50% reliable, so it wasn’t worth my time.
I knew from the research I’ve done already that this was wrong but didn’t wish to argue the point.
But, with further research, I will here.
As an aside, as it typically takes one to three weeks after infection to develop antibodies, if you suspect you’ve had coronavirus, wait a few weeks before any serology test.
Now let’s get into this.
Accuracy is essential in antibody testing, and my doctor was correct about one thing. Just back in April, antibody tests were no more than 50-55% accurate.
In other words, there was about a 50/50 chance of having either a false positive or false negative result, which is why my doctor told me they were pretty much useless.