The Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test is the test that has been used to detect SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The PCR test works by using a swab to collect RNA from your nasal cavity and the back of your throat. An enzyme called reverse transcriptase is used to change the piece of RNA into a matching piece of DNA. A fluorescent signal can then be attached to the copies of DNA. However, the snippets of genetic material are so small that they must be amplified to make them detectible. Each round of amplification is called a cycle. The number of amplification cycles required for the fluorescent signal to cross a certain threshold is called the cycle threshold. In January 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended that the cycle threshold be set at 45 cycles. Different tests have been developed in different countries, so there may be some variations in how the test works. Different countries are also using different cycle thresholds.
Kary Mullis, the inventor of the PCR test, stated repeatedly that the PCR test should not be used as a diagnostic tool for the simple reason that it is “incapable of diagnosing disease”. The PCR test cannot distinguish between inactive and reproductive viruses, which means that the PCR test cannot detect infection. The test may pick up dead debris or inactive viral particles that pose no risk to that particular individual or to others. The test can also pick up the presence of other coronaviruses, so a positive result may simply indicate that you have recovered from a previous infection. According to Dr Joseph Mercola, “It cannot tell you whether you’re currently ill, whether you’ll develop symptoms in the near future, or whether you’re contagious”.
A publication by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the coronavirus and PCR testing states that “detection of viral RNA may not indicate the presence of infectious virus or that 2019-nCoV is the causative agent for clinical symptoms… The performance of this test has not been established for monitoring treatment of 2019-nCoV infection… This test cannot rule out diseases caused by other bacterial or viral pathogens.”
It is important to note that a person is only infectious if the virus is replicating within a cell. If the virus is not replicating (inactive), it is harmless to that individual and to others. If you don’t have symptoms, a positive test would most likely mean that the PCR test has detected inactive viral DNA in your body. This means that you are not contagious, and that you do not pose a risk to others. The British Medical Journal published a study of a “mass screening programme of more than 10 million residents in Wuhan, China, performed after SARS-CoV-2 was brought under control, (that) has identified 300 asymptomatic cases of covid-19, none of which was infectious”.
Experts all over the world are calling for an end to PCR testing. According to Dr Joseph Mercola, “Positive reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests have been used as the justification for keeping large portions of the world locked down for the better part of 2020.”
Dr Michael Yeadon, former Chief Science Officer for Pfizer, has stated that false positive results from unreliable PCR tests are being used to “manufacture a second wave based on new cases”. It is important to note that, in medical terminology, a case refers to someone who has symptoms of a disease. A positive test simply means that an individual has tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. In order for that person to be diagnosed with COVID-19, he or she must have symptoms of the disease. Asymptomatic people should not be counted as cases.
Reiner Fuellmich is leading “an international class-action lawsuit that will be filed against those responsible for using fraudulent testing to engineer the appearance of a dangerous pandemic in order to implement economically devastating lockdowns around the world”. He goes on to say that “reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests have several weaknesses that appear to be taken advantage of to create needless fear”.
Fuellmich and his team are “primarily focused on the PCR test issue because erroneous reporting of positive tests as cases makes the pandemic appear magnitudes worse than it actually is. They’ve taken testimony from a number of well-respected immunologists from around the world, all of whom agree that the PCR test is incapable of telling us anything about the transmission of COVID-19.” According to Fuellmich, the “sole reason the PCR test is used, and used in an incorrect way, is to create enough fear that no one will question the pandemic measures being put into place and simply do as they’re told”.
Michael Levitt, Nobel Prize winner and professor of structural biology at Stanford University, stated that mass testing is a “huge waste of money which could much better go to helping people who have lost their jobs… It’s great for the pharmaceutical companies selling test kits, but it’s not doing anything good”.
According to Global Research, “Positive RT-PRC cases = COVID-19 patients. This is the starting postulate, the premise of all official propaganda, which justifies all restrictive government measures: isolation, confinement, quarantine, mandatory masks, colour codes by country and travel bans, tracking, social distances in companies, stores and even, even more importantly, in schools.”
“This misuse of RT-PCR technique is used as a relentless and intentional strategy by some governments, supported by scientific safety councils and by the dominant media, to justify excessive measures such as the violation of a large number of constitutional rights, the destruction of the economy with the bankruptcy of entire active sectors of society, the degradation of living conditions for a large number of ordinary citizens, under the pretext of a pandemic based on a number of positive RT-PCR tests, and not on a real number of patients.”
Read more on PCR tests later this week.