‘Will miss cases’: Doctor highlights flaws in Covid lateral flow tests amid new strain

Unfortunately, lateral flow tests, which are integral to tracking the virus, are flawed in a number of ways, warned doctor Chris Smith on BBC Breakfast today.

Rapid tests help to check if someone has COVID-19. If people test positive and self-isolate, it helps stop the virus spreading.

You can get rapid lateral flow tests if you do not have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19).

However, doctor Chris Smith highlighted the fact that the tests are not “perfect”.

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