Personal update: It has been over 10 months since my last “monthly” blog post. It’s fair to say I’ve been side-tracked from writing. There have been many challenges facing us with the lockdown measures, including another tough first trimester (expecting our 2nd child in March 2021!). Even with a few blog posts already written pre-lockdown, I didn’t feel compelled to post anything that didn’t relate to this pandemic. It has taken some time for all the information to settle. Now, I have some breathing space in my schedule to accommodate writing – something I need to capitalise on before the baby arrives!
In many ways, I’ve been waiting for “something”. An event to happen with a certain narrative being parroted by the mainstream media and governments – a narrative fraught with inconsistencies, exaggerations and lies. I’ve seen this repeatedly – albeit after the fact, long after I’d already consumed and absorbed the story that was told to me. I unquestionably followed mainstream narratives and placed complete faith in governments and the media to be honest, transparent and benevolent.
Now, I’m in the position to be much more critical of the supposed truth that mainstream narratives are attempting to establish. Whilst they undermine, silence and censor alternative information and ideas.
The impact on all of our lives has been substantial. Public health has become almost entirely focussed on a single virus, whilst many other aspects of our wellbeing are suffering.
We have to be sure that we are on the right course, that this direction we are being taken in is justified. For those of you who agree with the lockdowns, restrictions and protocols, and are just waiting for the vaccine to come along and magically return our lives to normal – please take a moment to look beyond the mainstream propaganda.
I plan to delve into and uncover what might actually be going on, and talk about issues that the mainstream media avoid and Google, Facebook and Twitter censor.
I feel like I have to write something in relation to what is going on. There is too much at stake to sit back silently.
In this post I want to focus on the most glaring issue at the foundation of this entire “pandemic” – the COVID 19 test.
The RT-PCR test
The test was devised by German scientist Dr Christian Drosten in January 2020. He sent an RT-PCR (Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction) test to Wuhan, using an RNA sequence from an old SARS virus as the primer. The patients tested positive and this test became the main means by which COVID 19 is diagnosed throughout the world.
This test uses a sample from the throat or lungs, and, through repeated cycles of amplifying genetic material within the sample that attach to the primer sequence of RNA, the “virus” can be re-created and amplified to a point at which it can be detected. It is widely accepted that the higher the number of cycles of the PCR process required to produce enough “virus” material, the lower the reliability of the test. The number of cycles correlates with the amount of viral RNA material present in the sample. The more cycles of PCR it takes to achieve a positive result, the less the amount of genetic material in the sample.
It is entirely possible that many people have a sequence of RNA that matches the primer in the test and, with enough cycles of the PCR, these individuals can produce a positive result. The test is only designed to amplify a particular genetic sequence, it is not designed to detect infection.
The Drosten PCR test is carried out at range of different cycles around the world, many at 35 cycles, and some as many as 45 cycles. Anything over 35 cycles is considered too sensitive to detect a live and infectious virus. It is therefore likely that there is a very high rate of false positives.
Recently in Portugal, a court ruled that PCR tests are unreliable and unlawful to quarantine people. The court concluded that:
“if someone is tested by PCR as positive when a threshold of 35 cycles or higher is used (as is the rule in most laboratories in Europe and the US), the probability that said person is infected is less than 3%, and the probability that said result is a false positive is 97%.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have said that the test is unreliable and that a positive result does not mean an infection. From page 38 of their instruction manual for the test:
“Detection of viral RNA may not indicate the presence of infectious virus or that 2019-nCoV is the causative agent for clinical symptoms.
This test cannot rule out diseases caused by other bacterial or viral pathogens.”
A review of the testing procedures by 22 scientists concluded that due to “concerning errors and inherent fallacies” the SARS-CoV-2 PCR test is “useless”.
Even the World Health Organisation (WHO) have recently admitted that PCR tests might not be entirely accurate in detecting COVID 19.
Drosten himself also stated in a German magazine in 2014 that this type of test is so highly sensitive that even healthy and non-infectious people may test positive:
“Yes, but the method is so sensitive that it can detect a single genetic molecule of this virus. If, for example, such a pathogen flits over the nasal mucous membrane of a nurse for a day without becoming ill or noticing anything, then it is suddenly a Mers case. Where previously terminally ill were reported, now suddenly mild cases and people who are actually very healthy are included in the reporting statistics. This could also explain the explosion in the number of cases in Saudi Arabia. In addition, the local media boiled the matter up incredibly high.”
Karry Mullis, the inventor of the PCR, has repeatedly yet unsuccessfully stressed that this test should not be used as a diagnostic tool.
The vast number of positive cases produced by this test (86.5 million worldwide, as of 6th January 2021) is fuelling the fear being pushed by the mainstream media and driving the restrictions and policies that are being imposed on the majority of the world’s population. Given how inadequate these tests are at showing infection – how is this possible?
I’ll no doubt be writing about this for as long as it goes on. (I have a feeling it might be a while!)
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If you’ve made it this far and are intrigued to hear more, I recommend this 15 minute video that summarises and delves a little deeper into the issue of the PCR test.
Links for further investigation related to this topic: