The World Health Organization initiated new rules regarding the PCR assays used for testing for COVID-19. The WHO previously recommended 45 amplification cycles to determine if someone was infected with COVID. They now state:
“Careful interpretation of weak positive results is needed (1). The cycle threshold (Ct) needed to detect virus is inversely proportional to the patient’s viral load. Where test results do not correspond with the clinical presentation, a new specimen should be taken and retested using the same or different NAT technology.
WHO reminds IVD users that disease prevalence alters the predictive value of test results; as disease prevalence decreases, the risk of false positive increases (2). This means that the probability that a person who has a positive result (SARS-CoV-2 detected) is truly infected with SARS-CoV-2 decreases as prevalence decreases, irrespective of the claimed specificity.
Most PCR assays are indicated as an aid for diagnosis, therefore, health care providers must consider any result in combination with timing of sampling, specimen type, assay specifics, clinical observations, patient history, confirmed status of any contacts, and epidemiological information. Source.
It is widely known that anything over 30 cycles magnifies the samples so much that even insignificant viral DNA sequences end up showing up positive even if viral load is extremely low or the virus is inactive and poses no threat.
COVID PCR tests don’t detect a virus, but identify a piece of RNA presumed to be from a virus.
Also, PCR tests can’t distinguish between inactive viruses and infectious viruses.
Now, with the WHO’s lower PCR thresholds, it’s practically guaranteed that COVID “case” numbers will drop dramatically around the world.
We’ve been warned about this tinkering with cycles to give whatever message our ‘authorities’ want us to believe. Previously they need high case numbers to justify draconian lockdowns, so they instituted a high cycle threshold. Now they desperately need us to believe their lucrative vaccines are working so they need case numbers to drop – hence the lowered PCR cycles.
For more on PCR tests:
- Our public health ‘authorities’ knew all about this testing flaw: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/11/12/fauci-states-covid-test-has-a-fatal-flaw-back-in-july-just-like-he-said-face-masks-were-useless-back-in-may/
COVID-19 would barely be a blip on the radar screen if the WHO hadn’t changed the definition of a ‘pandemic’.
The WHO also eliminated the pre-COVID consensus that herd immunity could be achieved by allowing a virus to spread through a population, and insists that that it comes solely from vaccines.