Coronavirus Scandal Breaking in Merkel’s Germany (original link: https://journal-neo.org/2020/12/10/coronavirus-scandal-breaking-in-merkel-s-germany-2/)
F. William Engdahl | December 10, 2020
On November 27 a highly-respected group of 23 international virologists, microbiologists and related scientists published a call for Eurosurveillance to retract the January 23, 2020 Drosten article. Their careful analysis of the original piece is damning. Theirs is a genuine “peer review.” They accuse Drosten and cohorts of “fatal” scientific incompetence and flaws in promoting their test.
This is the report:
Review report Corman-Drosten et al. Eurosurveillance 2020
In case of virus detection, >35 cycles only detects signals which do not correlate with infectious virus as determined by isolation in cell culture …; if someone is tested by PCR as positive when a threshold of 35 cycles or higher is used (as is the case in most laboratories in Europe & the US), the probability that said person is actually infected is less than 3%, the probability that said result is a false positive is 97% …
Earlier article from August 30, 2020: Experts: US COVID-19 positivity rate high due to ‘too sensitive’ tests dailymail.com
PCR tests analyze genetic matter from the virus in cycles and today’s tests typically take 37 or 40 cycles, but experts say this is too high because it detects very small amounts of the virus that don’t pose a risk.
New York’s state lab Wadsworth analyzed cycle thresholds values in already processed COVID-19 PCR tests and found in July that 794 positive tests were based on a threshold of 40 cycles.
With a cutoff of 35, about half of those tests would no longer qualify as positive. About 70 percent would no longer be judged positive if the cycles were limited to 30.
It is totally ridiculous. Beyond this revelation, the rest of the article is nonsense justifications for “contact tracing” and other dictatorial measures.
Another article on the same topic from August 29, 2020:
The usual diagnostic tests may simply be too sensitive …
. . . The standard tests are diagnosing huge numbers of people who may be carrying relatively insignificant amounts of the virus.
Most of these people are not likely to be contagious . . .
The truth is they don’t care about all this. They want people tested and they want high “case” numbers.