We are all aware that politics has played a large role in the initiatives taken by government related to COVID-19. I have been suspicious of the language in the media regarding “cases” (those who test positive, although many have no symptoms). I have seen information before about PCR test ct (cycle threshold), but didn’t really understand what that means.
A move yesterday by WHO (World Health Organization) brought it to my attention again. I have suspected that COVID would fade away after Joe Biden was installed as President, but I never suspected how quickly it would happen, and how.
According to this article in PJ Media, The New York Times published an article last August that stated that:
as many as 90% of COVID-19 tests in three states were not indicative of active illness. In other words, they were picking up viral debris incapable of causing infection or being transmitted because the cycle threshold (Ct) of the PCR testing amplified the sample too many times.
To make a long story short, yesterday within an hour of Joe Biden being inaugurated and signing an executive order mandating masks on all federal property, the WHO sent out a notice to lab professionals using the PCR test. It said:
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 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.
Further from PJ Media:
This translates to “in the absence of symptoms, a high Ct value means you are highly unlikely to become ill or get anyone else sick in the absence of very recent exposure to an infected person.” Dr. Fauci knew this in July when he said that tests with a Ct above 35 were likely picking up viral debris or dead virus. Even at a Ct of 35, the incidence of virus samples that could replicate is very low, according to Jaafar et al. The only state I know that requires reporting the Ct with every test is Florida, which started this policy in December.
It is easy to see where this is going. With the change in guidance regarding evaluation of the PCR tests, there will be MANY fewer positive tests identified, thus fewer “cases”. This will be interpreted by the media as some sort of success by the Biden administration.
If the percentage found by the Times in August holds, there have been approximately 2.43 million actual cases to date, not 24.3 million. There is also no way to calculate the deaths from COVID-19 rather than deaths with some dead viral debris in the nostrils.
What I have referred to as the “casedemic” since September will be magically solved just in time for Joe Biden to look like a hero. For doing absolutely nothing. Do not tell me there is not a politicized deep state in these health agencies. Do not ever tell me I need to listen to Dr. Anthony Fauci again. And every business owner who has been ruined because of lockdowns due to a high number of “cases” should be livid. Any parent whose child has lost a year of school should be furious.
None of this was for your health. It was to get rid of Orange Man Bad.