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The CDC and Its Bogus COVID Test

A recent article from American Thinker by Dr. Brian Joondeph, revealed that the test used to detect coronavirus was recalled by the FDA and CDC last month.  Specifically, the test that is recalled is the SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Qualitative Test manufactured by Innova.  To summarize, the test that was first introduced in February 2020 was determined to be faulty and producing false positives as well as false negatives.  This test has been used on thousands of Americans since last February, although the recall will not take effect until the end of the year.


An interesting side note from this same article, the Innova Medical Group is a subsidiary of Pasaca Capital, Inc. Pasaca’s founder and CEO is Charles Huang, who received his undergraduate degree in economics from Wuhan University in China.  Yes, THAT Wuhan.


We will never know how many false positives there were, but they had negative effects on the country.  It’s not a stretch to assume the high number of tests can be blamed for the panic that set in resulting in schools closing, small businesses shutting down for so long that many closed permanently, the travel industry crashing, the millions of new additions to the unemployed, the idiotic social distancing and masking, and the general tanking of the economy.


We also learned that the test was not able to distinguish between the COVID virus and the seasonal flu.  Now we have an explanation to the question posed by those who looked at CDC data, “how did the flu virtually disappear last year?”  The CDC data shows, “Percentage influenza positivity decreased by 64% (p = 0.001) and estimated daily number of influenza cases decreased by 76% (p = 0.002) in epidemiologic weeks 5–9 of 2020 compared with the preceding years,” Can we assume that people with flu virus were diagnosed with COVID?  I believe so.


Stop and contemplate all the people, especially those who had no symptoms, whose lives were wrongly disrupted, to the point that suicides increased, even among children.  And you may have seen the video of the masked high school track star in Bend Oregon passing out at the finish line at the end of her 800-meter race. She was quoted as saying, “I felt like I just wasn’t being able to get a full breath,” she said. “Multiple times of that happening, not being able to get enough air — I just felt super-dizzy, and then eventually passed out.” Was her school requiring athletes to be masked because of high cases reported from a faulty COVID test? Does requiring an athlete in competition to wear a mask sound like a sensible action?


In addition, as reported by NPR, there were other faulty test kits released by the CDC, including one with a 33% failure rate in quality control testing.


As noted in the article, the PCR test was never designed for mass infectious disease screening. Apparently, no one gave much credibility to Dr. Kary Mullis when he was quoted as saying, “With PCR if you do it well you can find almost anything in anybody. But it doesn’t tell you that you are sick.” Yeah, why pay any attention to Dr. Mullis, he is just the inventor of the PCR test.  We know that the cycle thresholds for PCR testing were set so high that they detected not only the live virus but also genetic fragments.  Even a New York Times article reported last year (behind their paywall), “Tests with thresholds so high may detect not just live virus but also genetic fragments, leftovers from infection that pose no particular risk — akin to finding a hair in a room long after a person has left.”


The standard tests are diagnosing vast numbers of people who may be carrying insignificant amounts of the virus. Most of these people are not likely to be contagious.


And this is a test that was relied on to steer public health policy!


Since that article was posted there is new information that is even more damaging to whatever credibility the CDC and FDA may have left.  In an article by Mike Adams on the FreedomFirstNetwork.com, an FDA document has been found that admits the PCR testing analysis was completely fraudulent.  It seems that in the early days of test development, there was no source of COVID-19 virus because no doctor or lab had isolated it.  As a result, the admission in the document on page 41 with the heading, ‘Performance Characteristics’ was as follows, “Since no quantified virus isolates of the 2019-nCoV were available for CDC use at the time the test was developed and this study conducted, assays designed for detection of the 2019-nCoV RNA were tested with characterized stocks of in vitro transcribed full length RNA (N gene; GenBank accession: MN908947.2) of known titer (RNA copies/µL) spiked into a diluent consisting of a suspension of human A549 cells and viral transport medium (VTM) to mimic clinical specimen.”


The explanation given by Mike Adams is, “what this means is since there was no COVID 19 virus to develop and calibrate the test, they mixed up human cells and RNA fragments from the common cold virus and called it ‘COVID’”.  Adams, as a founder and owner of an analytical lab says, “As far as I can tell, there appear to be no physical specimens of isolated COVID viruses available for instrument calibrations and testing protocol quality control.”  


It is not clear to me how any American is supposed to place their trust in the CDC or FDA any longer.  The big question we should be asking is how many heads will roll because of this public health fraud.  Considering the corruption evident in the Biden Justice Department, I am not holding my breath, and doing so without a mask.


By Dave Agusta


Dave Agusta is a regular contributor to The Blue State Conservative. He is an Air Force Veteran, a solid conservative, and a true patriot.


Photo by Mufid Majnun on Unsplash

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