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Another Chinese rip-off

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    Posted: April 28 2020 at 11:04am

China has some very good products and is capable of mass production, but during this time of SARS-COV2, there have been a constant stream of news of large orders that were basically a rip-off.   

The latest was an order to India.

Originally posted by "BBC" "BBC" wrote:

India has cancelled orders for about half a million coronavirus rapid testing kits from China after they were found to be "faulty".

Delhi has also withdrawn the kits that were already in use in several states.

The kits take around 30 minutes to deliver a result and are supposed to detect antibodies in the blood of people who may have had the infection.......

Soon after however, states began complaining that the kits had an accuracy rate of only 5%, adding that they had used the kits on patients who they already knew were positive, but the tests had shown a "negative" result for antibodies.  

Link to BBC report

It looks as if, when this pandemic has calmed down, various government will have to support production of medical equipment nearer home.  It looks as if China has become unreliable as a manufacture of quality goods (and for medical use we need quality goods).   The hard part for politicians is that this might cost more.

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