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Testing for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies

BMJ 2020; 370 doi: (Published 08 September 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;370:m3325

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Re: Testing for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies

Dear Editor

Reading the article and numerous other publications as well as the pronouncements of the Government, I request:

1. Please give up all serology for attempting to control the spread of the Virus.
2. If you are just carrying out research of no use to the public today - then tell us that this is merely a research exercise.
3. By all means establish the existence of the virus in Individual unwell humans by taking swabs competently.
4. Establish spread of the virus in defined communities by testing sewage.

I acknowledge I am fallible.

Would welcome corrections.

Competing interests: Citizen

14 September 2020
JK Anand
Retired public health physician
Free spirit
Peterborough, England