Oxford University Says PCR Swab Tests for COVID-19 Return False Positive Results

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New research from the University of Oxford’s Center for Evidence-Based Medicine and the University of the West of England found that the swab-based technique used for most COVID-19 testing is at risk of returning “false positives” since copies of the virus’s RNA detected by the tests might simply be dead, inactive material from a weeks-old infection. They say that patients infected with COVID-19 are typically only infectious for a week or less, tests can be triggered by virus genetic material left over from a weeks-old infection. Professor Heneghan warned of “the dangers of isolating non-infectious people or whole communities” based on the flaws PCR tests.

Governments and health officials, aided by the media, have been hyping the increased  number of “cases” of COVID-19, due to increased and invalid tests, in the interest of expanding their power. The number of deaths attributed to COVID-19, however, has not risen.

In the past, our reports raising questions about the accuracy of COVID-19 tests have been met with accusations of ‘fearmongering’ and spreading ‘misinformation’.

But not today.

That’s because new research from the University of Oxford’s Center for Evidence-Based Medicine and the University of the West of England has found that the swab-based technique used for most COVID-19 testing is at risk of returning “false positives” since copies of the virus’s RNA detected by the tests might simply be dead, inactive material from a weeks-old infection. Although patients infected with COVID-19 are typically only infectious for a week or less, tests can be triggered by virus genetic material left over from a weeks-old infection.

The team’s research involved analyzing 25 studies on the widely used polymerase chain reaction test. PCR tests use material collected with a swab – the most common type of test around the world, and especially in the US – then utilize a “genetic photocopying” technique that allows scientists to magnify the small sample of genetic material collected, which they can then analyze for signs of viral RNA.

What the researchers here have effectively found is that these PCR tests just aren’t sensitive enough to distinguish if the viral material is active and infectious, or dead and inert.

For those who desire a more comprehensive understanding of how these tests work, the chart below can be helpful.

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Depose Debauched Despots
Depose Debauched Despots
1 month ago

GOOooooOOLL-eee!!! (Gomer Pyle) Who’da thunk it? So-called “science” or at least a tiny enclave of it has finally caught up with, verified & validated what we “conspiracy theorists” have been saying for 5+ months about the dubious veracity of pcr “tests”. Surprise, SURPRISE! SURPRISE!!! Imagine that! Now comes who will win the war to enslave Humankind . . . or keep it FREE? For FREEDOM it’s We, Their Victims, against slavers tyrannical terrorist COVID MONSTERS; e.g., bill BLACK PLAGUE gates, its manly wife TYPHOID mel, george soros & its spawn, prince charles that craved another life as an anti-Humankind virus,… Read more »

Dawnie
Dawnie
1 month ago

Good GAWD!!!! The inventor of the PCR test has stated that the PCR DOES NOT test for VIRUSES!!!! ALL PCR ‘tests’ are INVALID!! THE END!! NO NEED to go any further with +/- ‘testing’ stories.

Marina
Marina
1 month ago

This is an addition to my previous post, I found archived page from the World Bank site from 2017, same selling Covid-19 test kits to various countries https://web.archive.org/web/20200905213306if_/https://wits.worldbank.org/trade/comtrade/en/country/ALL/year/2017/tradeflow/Exports/partner/WLD/nomen/h5/product/300215

Right now they changed the heading of this table on the site. I suppose so it looks like they were selling the test kits just in case and just now started calling them Covid-19 test kits.