By Dr. Derek Conte
The CDC announced last July that the PCR test for COVID-19 should not be used as of January 1st, 2022.
This from the CDC:
“07/21/2021: Lab Alert: Changes to CDC RT-PCR for SARS-CoV-2 Testing.
After December 31, 2021, CDC will withdraw the request to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the CDC 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel, the assay first introduced in February 2020 for detection of SARS-CoV-2 only. CDC is providing this advance notice for clinical laboratories to have adequate time to select and implement one of the many FDA-authorized alternatives.”
Why wait over five months to shelve the PCR test if other FDA-authorized tests were available at the time? Why not use them immediately? Read further from the CDC site:
“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.”
It appears that the PCR test cannot distinguish between Influenza A or B and COVID-19, any of its many variants, or even a common cold, which is also a coronavirus. Additionally, the PCR test is extremely sensitive, especially when over-amplified above the normal 25 cycles. But the PCR tests used to detect COVID-19 were run at 45 cycles and have turned up a very high rate of ‘false positives’ --- 97% according to some reports. Dr. Anthony Fauci has said running the PCR test even at 36 cycles would be of little use, stating: “You gotta say…you know…its just dead nucleotides, period.” Is this why so many asymptomatic people tested positive? Additionally, Dr. Fauci himself has recently admitted the “over-counting” of COVID cases. Is it more important to identify dead fragments and ‘count cases’ than to assess actual illness? https://vimeo.com/640952289
Kary Mullis, PhD (biochemistry, Georgia Tech and UC Berkeley), who invented the PCR (polymer-chain-reaction) test for which he won a Nobel Prize in1993, said the test was inappropriate for use in detecting disease or even illness. Mullis said: “…these tests cannot detect free, infectious viruses at all.” Mullis also said: “With PCR, if you do it well, you can find almost anything in anybody.”
Watch here as Mullis describes how the PCR test wasn’t appropriate for detecting HIV:
Discernment must be employed in these times. Be discerning. Ask questions. And God Bless You All.
Dr. Derek Conte is co-founder of Chiropractic Specialists at 1154 Concord Road in Smyrna. For questions, call 404-784-6008. For more articles, info, photos, go to: drderekconte.com