False Positive Tests
By Dr. Malcolm Kendrick
Sept. 28, 2020
There has been a lot of noise about false positive COVID19 tests in the news. So, I thought I would try to explain what it all means. Or do my best anyway.
There are two measures in most medical screening tests which are usually defined as the ‘sensitivity’ and the ‘specificity’ of a test. In my opinion, these two words are far too close together in sound, so they are very easy to mix up in your brain.
I find it easier to think of the accuracy of test results in this way.
- False negatives
- False positives
A false negative is a result which informs someone that they do not have a disease, when in fact they do.
A false positive is a result which informs someone they do have a disease, when they don’t. (See article for a great explanation of testing)
The full article gets into the nitty-gritty of testing. Great educational resource – highly recommend.
- one of the primers in the COVID-19 PCR assay – an 18-base primer for a region of the RdRP gene – has exact sequence homology with a region on human chromosome 8. This is likely to cause a lot of false positives.
- politicians and Health Officials are basing their numbers of cases entirely on the results of these tests, which are not fit for this purpose.
- they are then using these figures to terrorise the population, and to justify decisions to impose local lockdowns, and increase nonsensical general restrictions which are having a massive impact on people’s lives and their health, and also on the economy, particularly hitting small businesses hard.
For more: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/07/01/us-scientist-manufactured-pandemic-testing-people-for-any-strain-of-coronavirus-not-specifically-covid-19/ Problems with both PCR and antibody testing discussed
BTW: the Lyme/MSIDS patients have the opposite problem that’s happening with COVID-19.
For decades Lyme/MSIDS patients have been given false negatives when they are infected.
They are sent home with a false sense of security due to a negative result, but find their life spirals downward until they can not deny it any longer and are forced to seek help outside mainstream medicine which has its head completely buried in the sand regarding tick-borne illness.