Natalie E. Dean, PhD
+ Your AuthorsArchive @nataliexdean Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at @UF specializing in emerging infectious diseases and vaccine study design. @HarvardBiostats PhD. Tweets my own. Jul. 20, 2020 1 min read

So tonight I asked insubordinate scientist @GeoRebekah why false neg antibody tests were more worrisome than false pos. After getting a strange answer, I was then blocked, unblocked, told I wasn’t blocked, told I didn’t know what I was talking about, and blocked again. 🤔

I wasn’t able to address the source of confusion about the role of antibody testing because she deleted the tweets from the thread. 🤷🏻‍♀️

I was previously quoted in NPR saying that I thought the dashboard she has created was a useful tool, although I also tweeted that I didn’t understand why she was combining antibody tests with PCR tests.
 https://www.npr.org/2020/06/14/876584284/fired-florida-data-scientist-launches-a-coronavirus-dashboard-of-her-own 

So, I don’t know what to make of all of it, but sharing as an FYI to my followers. And congratulations, @GeoRebekah, on the impressive $214,402 you have made so far on your GoFundMe.

Connecting with another thread with more explanation, and going to bed!


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