Swab Tests Pick Up Inactive Virus

A hospital prevented a woman from holding or nursing her baby for two months, because the woman tested positive for coronavirus. Keeping a newborn from its mother imposes extraordinary harm. “There’s concern that such tests are being misinterpreted to suggest people are infectious when they probably are not,” writes Helen Branswell. Look, just because we’re in a pandemic, doesn’t mean we should throw common sense overboard.

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