We urgently need a public communication campaign about what rapid tests actually tell you. As I understand, they are good for telling if your coughing and fever is covid, or if you were infectious a few days ago. Do not tell a group of people they are now safe to socialise.
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And if I'm wrong about this, please let me know. This is my point. We are being told to take personal responsibility with these tests, which we can't get access to and aren't being told how to properly use.

Jan 1, 2022 · 2:10 AM UTC

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Found in another thread:
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Even if everyone were using RATs before socialising every time, the chart shows why we still need substantial behaviour change: much less frequent socialising, smaller numbers, outside, (now voluntary) contact tracing and isolation, etc. That's not the message we are hearing.
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Replying to @Tom_Swann
Assuming infectious period of 5/6 days, RAT will alert users of their status on all but one of those infectious days, so it foolproof but it should be a decent mitigation if used widely
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Even if everyone were using them every day, of they are socialising every day then they will spread it before they know they have it.
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