Winter Olympics: easier for athletes to test negative at Beijing 2022 as IOC softens restrictions in trying to reduce chances of false positives

Beijing Winter Games medical officials have lowered the Ct value for Covid-19 PCR tests, making it easier for participants to return a negative result.Organisers have lowered the cycle threshold (Ct) for producing a negative test to 35 from 40 after their initial higher value was questioned.The new threshold brings it in line with many countries and sports governing authorities, which have largely maintained values of between 30 and 35. A person recovering from Covid-19 who has a higher Ct…


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