WJ: Kids: They’ll do anything to cut school — even by faking a positive COVID test with their favorite soda.
Yes, you read that right. Kids have taken their mischief to the next level in the most opportunistic way the pandemic affords, and it’s exposing one unique flaw among COVID lateral flow tests (LFTs).
According to BBC, the trick began circulating on TikTok in December and has since prompted a Liverpool, England, school to warn parents that their children might test the scheme for themselves.
The process involves only a few drops of soda and an LFT device (which, according to the source, contains three elements: “a strip of paper-like material, called nitrocellulose, and a small red pad, hidden under the plastic casing below the T-line”). more