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They’ve been banned in the EU, but the Thai government says the cheap antigen test kits from NovaGen can be used here because they’ve been approved by the Thai Food and Drug Administration. Sirikul Methivirangsan from the Government Pharmaceutical Organisation says the reason they’re banned in the EU is due to the bloc requiring some additional paperwork. According to a Bangkok Post report, Sirikul says the EU has recently changed the rules on ATK registration and now requires extra documents before it can approve the NovaGen kits. As the manufacturer has not yet updated its licence, the kits were removed […]

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"But the product has already been certified by the Thai FDA so it is effective for use.”

so 'effective' that they don't need to count the positive results in the official totals? 

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2 minutes ago, Malc-Thai said:

"But the product has already been certified by the Thai FDA so it is effective for use.”

so 'effective' that they don't need to count the positive results in the official totals? 

If you know another way to lower the numbers artificially, they're open to your suggestions 😉

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With so many things tied with official sanctioning also maybe tied to brown envelopes, it’s hard to take them seriously on this. Don’t bite the hand that feeds 😋

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7 hours ago, Thaiger said:

The product approved by the FDA has a false positive rate of around 1 – 2%.

Rather missing the point that while false positives are an inconvenience, indicating that you should self-quarantine or get a PCR test, false negatives are the danger, indicating that you can relax more than normal and infect all those around you. 😢

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