Fight Florida Covid propaganda
Ok folks. This news is starting to go viral. Just saw it posted by louder with Crowder and Breitbart has been reporting it, too.
A local Fox35 reporter finally dug into the FL DoH PDF and saw some oddities in lab results. Several hundred labs (mostly reporting single digit results) had 100% positivity
They contacted a couple of the larger labs (still just a few hundred results total...keep in mind the largest lab used in the state has returned 58,000 positive results) and found positive % were much lower (9.4% and 6%, respectively)
What was going on? Simple
Were talking like 0.2% of ALL 3.3 Million tests performed since March. Some small labs (all less than ~500 positive results reported, vast majority in single digits) were not submitting negative results to the state
This does NOT affect the # of cases and will barely affect the overall % positive from March til now. So, keep this in mind when conspiracy theory-minded partisans try to use this as some sort of proof that FL is not experiencing a massive surge in new cases (we are)
FWIW, I dug in some, myself. I wanted to weed out realllly small labs that were likely used in the beginning when one had to be symptomatic to get a test, which would result in that lab having really high positive rates
So this image is all labs with >75% positive rates but >50 positive tests
Amounts to 7,608. Note weve had 3.3 Million tests overall since March so this % is minuscule and not gonna affect anything really
The thing is, if Fox 35 thought the numbers would change the percent positive it would have published that. Since it didnt I knew it was meaningless bs.
Find a little something thats really nothing but blow it up to be a big something as long as they can.
The reporter was on multiple FNC shows
Twitler retweeted a John Solomon tweet about it. Chuck woolery got into the act