I demand we halt mass PCR testing. Everyone should campaign for this. It’s the single action needed to save our society.
1. It’s untrustworthy. Govt admits it’s out of control: basic QC hasn’t been done, ever. If was a diagnostic test in the NHS, it would immediately be stopped.
2. It’s not necessary. Track, trace & isolate might once have been useful but it’s proven to be a hopeless flop. It finds few contacts & far too late. Only a small minority of contacts are reacted. Of those contacts, 90% don’t do what was asked of them. It helps no one.
3. It only causes damage. Because of a positive test, almost all of which now aren’t of live virus, it damages lives & livelihoods for no gains. “Cases” aren’t true but drive lethally bad adaptations like restrictions to NHS, leading to excess deaths.
4. It blinds us to what’s true. (A) I’ve known for >5mo that the main pandemic was over by June as immunology & observation shows. Viruses don’t do waves. The daily diet of “cases” persuade even doctors that patients are dying of covid19 when they’re not.
4. It blinds us....(B). When 60,000 ‘pregnancy-style’ tests in Liverpool, UK’s hotspot, show us there’s no virus in the city, the media just misses it & moves on. I’ve reviewed the spec. These are very sensitive tests. False negatives are relevant only at high virus prevalence.
5. There are reliable alternatives. Why use “industrialised molecule biology” in a crisis, never used in this scale in history, when we’ve reliable & rapid tests instead, tests not subject to potential for huge errors? Such tests used in Liverpool show they work well.
6. Even if I’m wrong, it’s the right thing to do. Mass PCR testing should cease immediately, pause for 1mo if you prefer. Use lateral flow tests in hospital instead & on people with symptoms.
Shut off fake “cases” & the country will begin to recovery immediately, became there...
...isn’t anything much unusual going on in U.K. apart from our extreme & damaging responses to a health emergency which has passed.
There aren’t excess respiratory deaths. Or even many excess deaths. Despite thousands of Covid19 deaths. If you have the strong feeling that...
...things are very wrong, your instincts are sound.
And it’s surprisingly simple to fix. Campaign relentlessly to immediately halt mass PCR testing for reasons above. There is absolutely no risk & only gains. One gain will be the rapid re-emergence of our country. It must be now.
So, “Mass PCR test? Best not to test. Use better alternatives only”.

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