State antibody testing results murky as officials decline to release raw data

Post Date: 
2020-05-07
Source: 
Times Union (Albany)

Natasha Chida, an associate professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins University, said there is only one strain of COVID-19, but uncertainty with current antibody tests at this time makes results unreliable.

"For that reason, I don't think it’s helpful to release (results) to the public," Chida said. "I think there is a lot of testing that’s being developed, so I'm hopeful that we will have a good test soon."