The CDC issued this document 6 days ago. The PCR test, as with the vaccines, has been used under an emergency authorization. The emergency authorization expires in December. The CDC is reminding labs to start looking for an alternative.
Don’t you find that a little odd? How many times have we been told the PCR test was the “gold standard” for COVID tests? If this test is the best of all the available options, why does it only have temporary emergency approval? The CDC must be convinced that the PCR test will not get permanent approval, or they would not have published this guidance.
Curious isn’t it? It is almost as if the CDC knows there is some problem with the PCR test. The document is short and poorly written. I had to read it several times to be sure I understood what it said. The second paragraph is re-produced below.
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. CDC encourages laboratories to consider adoption of a multiplexed method that can facilitate detection and differentiation of SARS-CoV-2 and influenza viruses. Such assays can facilitate continued testing for both influenza and SARS-CoV-2 and can save both time and resources as we head into influenza season. Laboratories and testing sites should validate and verify their selected assay within their facility before beginning clinical testing.
The CDC gives a list of acceptable alternatives. They don’t care which one is used, but they would prefer one that can differentiate between COVID and Influenza. I thought that was an odd thing to mention. Shouldn’t all COVID tests just identify COVID? What good is a test if it can’t tell the difference between COVID and Influenza? It took me a minute to realize they were speaking government bureaucratese. I will translate the bolded sentence for you. “It would be great if the new test did not identify influenza as COVID. The PCR test did that and people are starting to get suspicious.”
This is as close as a bureaucrat will come to admitting Influenza cases were counted as COVID cases. We now have confirmation that social distancing and masks did not make Influenza disappear. The PCR test just turned it in to COVID. With the PCR test everything was not coming up roses it was coming up COVID.
It always shocked me how easily people accepted the ridiculous explanation of why influenza disappeared. Influenza viruses are airborne and the same size as the SARs CoV-2 virus. How could masks and lockdowns stop influenza and not stop COVID? Do you think your mask is some sort of selective membrane that only allows SARS CoV-2 viruses through? If it was then why the hell would you use it to prevent COVID? I mourn the death of logic.
With this simple 2 paragraph document the CDC just admitted that this whole pandemic has been a government contrived lie. COVID was just another virus in the mix of all the seasonal respiratory viruses. The official infection totals are grossly overstated. Forget finding a better test. Let’s focus our efforts on putting these charlatans in prison. Maybe we could start with this guy.