False positives/negatives and Bayes rule for COVID-19 testing

Why both false positives and false negatives are bad for the COVID-19 tests. Why Bayes rule is important for these situations. What is a false positive/negative anyway? A disease-screening medical test, like the one used to detect whether you are infected with the dreaded COVID-19 virus, essentially gives you a YES/NO answer. But, here are some questions toContinue reading “False positives/negatives and Bayes rule for COVID-19 testing”

Corona-virus disease (COVID-19) outbreak

On this website you can find information and guidance from WHO regarding the current outbreak of corona-virus disease (COVID-19) that was first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019. Please visit this page for daily updates.

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