ONS estimates the percentage of the population in England testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 as of 3 November is 1.2%. That means for 100% of those positives to be false a PCR test needs a False Positive Rate of 1.2%. PCR tests have a FPR between 0.8% and 4%.
1. PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests were not designed either to diagnose a disease or to test whether someone is infected or infectious. They were designed for forensic RNA trace analysis under laboratory conditions.
2. PCR tests have False Positive Rate of between 0.8 and 4 per cent even under ideal testing circumstances and on patients with a high viral load, let alone in the makeshift tents in which the Government is rolling out its Pillar 2 swab-testing programme of the wider community.
3. According to the Centre for Evidence-based Medicine at Oxford,samples amplified more than 30-34 times pick up the smallest traces of virus left over from an infection up to 3 months earlier in individuals who are no longer either infected or infectious. medrxiv.org/content/10.110…
4. If the swab sample is amplified 60 times, 100 per cent of the tests will come back positive. PCR tests in England amplify the sample 45 times, far beyond the upper limit of 24 cycles for detecting infectious samples. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32442256/
5. In effect, how many cycles of amplification swab samples are put through, multiplied by the number of PCR tests conducted, will determine the severity of the epidemic you’re after. The rise in so-called 'cases' of COVID-19 are a product of a 100% fraudulent testing programme.
6. In a radio interview conducted on 17 September, Dr. Yeadon pointed out that were the results from PCR tests conducted under current Pillar-2 testing conditions submitted in a forensic criminal case, they would be thrown out of court.
The Lateral Flow antigen tests currently being rolled out have a sensitivity two orders of magnitude lower than the PCR tests already in use, and produce an even higher percentage of false positives in low-prevalence settings such as the whole of the UK. nature.com/articles/d4158…
8. In an interim guidance document from the World Health Organisation published in Sept it specifically states that antigen RD Tests should only be used where there have been suspected outbreaks of COVID-19 and there is a high prevalence of infection.
9. WHO specifically warns against using antigen RD tests on ‘individuals without symptoms’ or for 'routine surveillance purposes', since 'Positive test results would likely be false positives.’ Yet this is precisely how the Lateral Flow antigen test is being used by the UK Govt.
10. Dr. Jon Deeks, Prof of Biostatistics at Uni of Birmingham, said about the commercial incentive for these rapid-response tests: ‘There is a massive opportunity for companies to get very rich selling poor tests, particularly if they get a Govt contract’. bmj.com/content/371/bm…
11. At the end of September, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation entered into purchase agreements for £120 million of Lateral Flow antigen tests, and is part of an international coalition supporting this approach. who.int/news/item/28-0…
12. These quick, cheap and inaccurate binary tests, whose FPR is even higher than PCR tests, will most likely be used to justify the mandatory vaccination programme on which the BMGF and other social investment arms of global pharmaceutical corporations will make trillions.

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