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News of the Santa Clara analysis follows preliminary results from a similar study in Germany, released on 9 April, that tested some 500 people in a village of more than 12,000 and found that one in seven had been infected with SARS-CoV-2. The German team also looked for active infections, using diagnostic tests based on the polymerase chain reaction, and when those figures were combined with those who had antibodies, estimate that the town’s overall infection rate was 15%.
12.3% of New York state has tested positive for novel coronavirus antibodies, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at a briefing on Saturday.
Between the lines: As a whole, 19.9% of New York City has tested positive for antibodies, the preliminary study found. At 27.6%, the Bronx is reporting the highest rate of infection, which Cuomo said the state would further investigate.
originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: TheBadCabbie
The peer review process is a joke.
I’ve been involved in several peer review studies.
I remember receiving one that was several hundred pages long. It was sent by email carbon copied to 50 recipients.
This study included some heavy numbers that needed to be double checked.
The next day I saw about 1/3 of the recipients had already signed off on the study.
No way in hell they did all that homework.
No idea about this particular study, but I wouldn’t put much stock in peer reviews.
originally posted by: Jason79
Have you considered that if the laboratories prove that, we as a nation are overreacting, they stand to lose billions in funding.