According to a recent announcement on the CDC’s website, at the end of the year, they will be recommending the abandoning of the PCR test and urging that clinical laboratories and testing sites use other FDA-approved alternatives.
“After December 31, 2021, CDC will withdraw the request to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the CDC 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel, the assay first introduced in February 2020 for detection of SARS-CoV-2 only. CDC is providing this advance notice for clinical laboratories to have adequate time to select and implement one of the many FDA-authorized alternatives.”
“In preparation for this change, CDC recommends clinical laboratories and testing sites that have been using the CDC 2019-nCoV RT-PCR assay select and begin their transition to another FDA-authorized COVID-19 test,” the announcement reads.
For months journalists have been pointing out massive flaws in the PCR test, and how this has led to inflated case and death counts.
In August of last year, The New York Times published an article stating that as many as 90% of COVID-19 tests in at least three states were not indicative of actual active infection. The tests were apparently picking up viral debris incapable of causing infection or being transmitted because the cycle threshold (Ct) of the PCR testing they were using, amplified the sample too many times.
Experts that were interviewed at the time said a cycle threshold of around 30 was most appropriate, but for months labs in the United States were using a Ct of around 40.
At the request of the New York Times, a New York State laboratory, analyzed the results of its July tests and found 794 positive tests with a Ct of 40, but with a cycle threshold of 35, approximately half of those PCR tests would no longer be considered positive.
In November of 2020, an appeals court in Portugal ruled that the PCR test is not a reliable test for coronavirus and that any enforced quarantine based on those test results is unlawful.
A September 2020 study from the Infectious Diseases Society of America, found that at 25 cycles of amplification, 70% of PCR test positives were not actually cases since the virus cannot be cultured, it’s dead. By 35 cycles, 97% of the positives are non-clinical.
Dr. Fauci seemingly knew this in July when he said that “tests with a Ct above 35 were likely picking up viral debris or dead virus.” According to scientific studies, tests with cycles even at a Ct of 35, virus samples that could replicate is very low.
On January 20th of 2021, within an hour of Joe Biden being inaugurated, the WHO sent out a notice to clinical lab professionals using the PCR test, calling on them to adjust cycle thresholds.
“WHO guidance Diagnostic testing for SARS-CoV-2 states that careful interpretation of weak positive results is needed (1). The cycle threshold (Ct) needed to detect the virus is inversely proportional to the patient’s viral load. Where test results do not correspond with the clinical presentation, a new specimen should be taken and retested using the same or different NAT technology.”
“Most PCR assays are indicated as an aid for diagnosis, therefore, health care providers must consider any result in combination with timing of sampling, specimen type, assay specifics, clinical observations, patient history, confirmed the status of any contacts, and epidemiological information,” the notice read.
Polices like lockdowns, mask mandates, and closures of schools and businesses are driven by the reported numbers of cases and deaths.
The current scientific consensus based on dozens of scientific studies is that lockdowns, especially in the US, had no link whatsoever to reduced mortality.
A newer study from the University of California and Rand found that the lockdowns didn’t save lives, and may have actually resulted in more deaths than if no lockdowns happened at all.
The researchers said:
“We failed to find that countries or U.S. states that implemented shelter-in-place policies earlier, and in which shelter-in-place policies had longer to operate, had lower excess deaths than countries-and U.S. states that were slower to implement shelter-in-place policies. We also failed to observe differences in excess death trends before and after the implementation of [shelter-in-place] policies based on pre-shelter-in-place COVID-19 death rates.”
According to data, there was a steep rise in suicidal ideation, particularly among the young.
“We’ve seen an upsurge in really bad suicide attempts,” and the pandemic is likely behind that increase, said Dr. Taranjeet Jolly, an adult and pediatric psychiatrist at Penn State Health’s Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
In just one Las Vegas school district, over a dozen students committed suicide, causing the district to reopen schools early.
The PCR tests were also used in patients who died and were later categorized as a COVID death. This is another issue on top of the already flawed categorizations in general.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 600,000 Americans have died from COVID-19.
But scientific reports have come to light that suggests COVID-19 death counts may be dramatically inflated, which sows public doubt, confusion, and less trust in the government.
Countless coroners have come forward to express their concern on how officials are recording their covid deaths.
A California county recently cut its death toll by around 25% after determining that some deaths were not a “direct result” of the virus. The county previously included deaths of anyone infected with the virus, regardless of whether COVID-19 was a direct or contributing cause of death.
According to a new report from the Freedom Foundation, the same thing occurred in Washington state.
As the report notes, “Since the start of the pandemic, [the Washington State Department of Health (DOH)] has attributed to COVID-19 the death of any person who tested positive for COVID-19 before their death.
In May of 2020, the Freedom Foundation reported how this method resulted in the inclusion of deaths clearly unrelated to COVID-19. After admitting that it was attributing even deaths caused by things like gunshot wounds to COVID-19, DOH claimed it would take steps to clean up its reporting process. However, the DOH has yet to implement the necessary changes to ensure a more accurate count.
One coroner from Colorado called attention to the way the state health department is classifying some deaths. The coroner, Brenda Bock, says half of their deaths related to COVID-19 were people who died of gunshot wounds.
“These two people had tested positive for COVID but that’s not what killed them,” she said. “The gunshot wound killed them.” Bock said it’s simple in this case – the gunshot wound was the cause of death.
The ‘Worst Flu Season in Decades’
During the beginning of the year, nearly all major media outlets reported that the world was in store for possibly the worst flu season on record. On January 3, CNN reported on Dr Fauci’s warning that the United States was “on track for the worst flu season in decades.”
While Fauci was warning about one of the deadliest flu seasons in decades, the rest of the media were telling Americans not to worry about Coronavirus, and that the flu would be far more deadly this year. The Los Angeles Times advised not to fear the Coronavirus, because ”for Americans the flu is a much bigger threat and more widespread.”
In early February, USA Today wrote that “the coronavirus is scary, but the flu is deadlier and more widespread.” During the same time, the Washington Post declared “Get a Grippe America, the Flu is a Much Bigger Threat Than Coronavirus.”
But how did the United States go from the start of the “worst flu season in decades,” to influenza cases and deaths nosediving by 98 percent across the globe?
The explanation that cases of influenza nosedived simply because much of the world’s population were donning masks, while at the same time cases of the coronavirus surge, is completely inconsistent and a nonsensical conclusion, to say the least.
The 2017-2018 flu season was so bad, hospitals were treating patients in tents. No lockdown was ever considered at all, despite tens of thousands of deaths.
The 2017-2018 epidemic was sending people to hospitals and urgent-care centers in every state, and medical centers were responding with extraordinary measures: asking staff to work overtime, set up triage tents, restricting friends and family visits, and canceling elective surgeries.
“We are pretty much at capacity, and the volume is certainly different from previous flu seasons,” said Dr. Alfred Tallia, professor and chair of family medicine in New Brunswick, New Jersey at the time.