The information and content that alternative media readers have known for two years is now arriving in the mainstream – at least in the UK. The “Mail” has started an investigative series with a detailed and comprehensive article, which could also have been found in this form in Report24. It describes exactly the problem of the outrageously expensive tests – which are only suitable to a very limited extent for diagnosing a disease. This resulted in wrong numbers.
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The first article in the announced series was published on March 12 under the title “Did flawed PCR tests convince us Covid was worse than it really was? Britain’s entire response was based on results – but one scientist says they should have been axed a year ago’ Scientist says they should have been removed a year ago).
Of course, alternative media, which has been investigating truth from the start, will not be redeemed. We wrote against the government lines. What must be possible in a real democracy – indeed is the essence of a real democracy – is suppressed in our already poorly camouflaged dictatorship. It will be exciting to see how the compliant social networks will now react to the article in the mail – will there be bans and sanctions?
The content doesn’t surprise the resistance – it could wake up the mainstream
Christian Drosten, but also the WHO, is mainly responsible for the fact that the whole world was cheated with the PCR test and fooled. Unfortunately, the article does not deal with that. What the reader learns is nevertheless explosive if you have never dealt with the facts:
It has been one of the most enduring Covid conspiracy theories: that the “gold standard” PCR tests used to diagnose the virus were diagnosing positive people who were not actually infected.
Some even claimed that the swabs, which have been taken more than 200 million times in the UK alone, could mistake colds and flu for the coronavirus.
If either or both claims were true, it would mean that many of these cases should never have been counted in the day-to-day tally. The ominous and all-too-familiar number used to make decisions about lockdowns and other pandemic measures would then be vastly overstated.
And many of those forced to isolate themselves from contacts of someone who tested positive – putting a huge strain on the economy – did so unnecessarily.
Were the critics always right?
The next paragraph reads like a rehabilitation of the previously demonized and criminalized opponents of the measures:
It must be said that such statements have been categorically rejected by top experts. And those scientists willing to give credence to such concerns have been shouted down on social media, accused of being “Covid deniers” and even ostracized by peers.
But could they have been right all along?
Today, The Mail on Sunday, in the first of a major new series, examines whether “the science” the government has so often said it was listened to during the pandemic was, at least in some respects, flawed.
In the coming weeks we will examine whether the UK’s high Covid death toll was an exaggeration. We will also ask if lockdowns have done more harm than good.
Those are the problems with the PCR tests
The PCR testing program is costing UK taxpayers £2bn a month – around €1.2bn for a population of 67m. The Mail journalists, now unleashed, questioned Professor Francois Balloux, director of the Genetics Institute at University College London. He confirmed: “Many people may not have been contagious even though they tested positive.”
PCRs detect tiny fragments of Covid genes, known as RNA, in samples from the nose and throat. To do this, swabs are treated with chemicals in a laboratory to extract the genetic material. There is so little RNA on the swabs that it has to be amplified by machine before it can be detected. It does this by repeated heating and cooling, which stimulates the genetic material to make copies of itself. The more times the cycle is run, the more copies are made and the more likely the device is to detect the virus. But when it comes to Covid there is a problem. The very small amounts could come from either a live virus — meaning someone is potentially infectious — or dead fragments left over from surviving an infection. And these dead fragments can linger for up to 90 days, according to studies.
The Daily Mail explains the problems of the PCR tests in clear, simple terms
Sloppily conducted PCR tests as money-making
The British government has set itself the goal of being able to carry out 100,000 PCR tests a day. Various large laboratories were commissioned or newly created for this purpose. However, these did not use standardized tests, but each “cooked his own soup” with extremely different methods. As time went on, the quality dropped the more the results would have become largely meaningless. Literally: “you could say it almost became a private sector money-making”. A scandal in Great Britain is cited which is reminiscent of the almost identical scandal in the Austrian Tyrol. 43,000 negative test results were issued, although the people examined actually had Covid.
The number of cycles was also addressed – a key point of criticism among policy critics. In the UK, reproductive cycles varied between 25 (which is almost reputable) and 45 (which is a completely random result). To put it politely: “a high cycle threshold can mean a positive result even when there is very little virus present in the original sample.”
Test positive for a cold
The possibility of being tested positive for Covid with a simple cold was also explained:
Some people may have requested a PCR test after developing symptoms attributed to the common cold. But PCR tests may have picked up fragments of Covid from a previous infection, resulting in a positive result and unnecessary isolation.
There are now numerous voices in Great Britain who would have considered an end to the tests at the beginning of 2021 to be justified. Many of these are quoted by the Daily Mail. The excuse given is that the government had long-term contracts with many laboratories and the testing program had to continue. The PCR tests for the population end on March 31st – that would also be the date on which the long-term contracts end. So it is tested to fulfill government contracts and not to ensure people’s health.
Vaccination campaigns are not being shaken
However, the – life-threatening – conclusion of the Daily Mail still follows the official narrative. The error-prone and inconclusive PCR tests would also be obsolete because there was a good and effective vaccine. It can therefore be assumed that the investigative excursion will only touch the gigantic fraud surrounding the Covid pandemic and that it will take a long time to get to the point.