Should I take a quick coronavirus test or a PCR? Public health experts provide answers

Hour-long queues for coronavirus PCR tests prompt government officials to pressure the masses to use rapid antigen tests at home instead, but public health experts warn that 15-minute tests are sometimes prone to false negatives.

Governor Charlie Baker said last week: “In some ways, rapid testing is a more accurate measure of whether someone is actually transmitting COVID than a PCR test is.”

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