Texas, Virginia, and Vermont are being criticized by public health experts for mixing up their test data, producing far more impressive numbers

Texas, Virginia, and Vermont have been accused of mishandling their coronavirus testing data, producing large totals but mangling the figures to make them functionally meaningless. The states all made the error of combining their totals for two types of tests: Those for active infections, and those for past infections (measured via antibodies). The two are not the same. Adding the figures together makes the numbers seem bigger, but experts said they are of little use for understanding the pandemic. Some states have since fixed their methods, and say it has not affected the underlying trends in data. Other

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