“The antigen tests are fairly new. And the companies that are coming out with them, quite frankly, have the burden of showing, you know, how good they are … you have to understand going in that you can get the false positives, like happened in my case, or you can get the false negatives,” DeWine continued.
Ohio, along with five other states, reached a decision on a plan to do more antigen tests in an effort to speed up coronavirus testing. The agreement, signed by the state’s governors, will allow each state to receive 500,000 tests. DeWine said the states may put their “purchasing power together” for things other than antigen tests as well.
“We are taking this one step at a time. What we saw the other day is certainly, if anyone needed a wake-up call about antigens, how careful you have to be, we certainly saw that with my test. And we’re going to be very careful in how we use it,” the governor added.