- Nov 27, 2018
From what I've read originally, people who self-test are meant to enter the result into an online database via the web. Cynic that I am, this doesn't sound convincing. There's a strong incentive to enter the result as "negative" if entering "positive" is going to result in lost earnings.This whole thing brings me back to my main concern with the whole antigen testing hype; testing, in and of itself, solves nothing. The question is what do we do with the test results, and I'm seeing no real coherent plan for that. Stay at home if you have a positive is really no different to stay at home if you have symptoms, and for anyone in work is likely to cost a lot more than a 3 euro test.
Used for entry into venues or in workplaces, I can see the point of the tests. Used at home at random they seem to me to be an answer without a question.