Experts Say It’s ‘Meaningless’ to Compare Case Counts, Positivity Rates from the Current COVID-19 Wave Driven by the Omicron BA.5 Subvariant to Earlier Spikes

July 14, 2022

(Business Insider) – Comparing current COVID-19 data — like case counts and positivity rate — to earlier points in the pandemic is now “meaningless” thanks to the widespread use of rapid at-home testing and the underreporting of results, public health experts told Insider. “It’s an invalid comparison. They’re not telling you the same type of information,” infectious disease expert Dr. Amesh Adalja, a senior scholar at Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, said. (Read More)