The True Impact of Covid Lockdown
We would like to ask you what has been decided, and how were decisions reached, regarding the types of tests to be used, what exactly are they aiming to detect, and how has their accuracy been evaluated? We understand that the Liverpool pilot is likely to use a direct LAMP test (Optigene) and a lateral flow assay (Innova). Currently there is little or no evidence of the accuracy of either of these tests from their use in presymptomatic and asymptomatic cases, or in field settings. There is substantial uncertainty as to whether they can detect the lower viral loads that are likely in symptomless people, which appears to be the aim of this mass pilot. If the tests fail to detect cases, then the programme will waste resources and time, and give people false reassurance which could increase transmission. Similarly, the false positive rates of these tests have not been established in community use and neither have the implications for contact tracing services. Evaluations of other similar tests by the WHO has suggested between 1% and 5% of people without infection may get false positive findings. This means that if 1 in 100 people tested in the pilot have asymptomatic infections, as few as 1 in 5 of those getting positive results will actually have Covid-19 – and 4 out of 5 would be false positives and they and their contacts would unnecessarily be told to isolate.— Allyson Pollock Professor of Public Health, Newcastle University
What NO ONE is Saying About The Lockdowns
False Positive Covid Tests Will Extend Unjustified Lockdowns, Fauci Admits ‘Miniscule’ Accuracy
Whether you live in the USA or most of Europe, one thing remains true: Covid-19 testing regimes are being aggressively pushed onto populations.
Masked populations in some countries have been told (again) they cannot leave their homes. Economies and personal lives remain stunted and manipulated by government edicts. The ticket to a ‘new normal’ freedom has been dangled: A PCR Covid test.
In February, according to NPR, an internal review at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed Covid tests could be wrong 33% of the time – but CDC sent them out across the country anyway.
But that’s not the whole story of the CDC’s issues with quality control. Timothy Stenzel, director of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Office of InVitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health, visited the CDC’s respiratory disease lab and found sloppy lab protocols.
Months latter, Stenzel’s own agency was disgraced as they approved tests for Emergency Use Authorization without even the most basic vetting. The FDA’s policy required only that companies attest their product was valid and labeled as unapproved. The result was a flood of 170 tests—many from China, which only complicated the problem.
That’s bad, but here’s the real story. The ‘mainstream’ narrative was allowed to change on August 29th, when the NY Times published Your Coronavirus Test Is Positive. Maybe It Shouldn’t Be.
The article touched on ideas that, up until then, were only considered to be spread by ‘conspiracy theorists’ peddling censorable ‘misinformation.’ The issues: false positives and no way of determining the amount of virus in someone’s body. The test provides little if any sense of how contagious a person may be. If they even have the virus to begin with!
The polymerase chain reaction (or PCR test), amplifies viral RNA using multiple cycles to produce a detectable amount. The cycle threshold (CT) value is the number of cycles necessary to spot the virus. The false positives come down to a question of testing cycles.
From the NY Times: “Most tests set the limit at 40, a few at 37…The C.D.C.’s own calculations suggest that it is extremely difficult to detect any live virus in a sample above a threshold of 33 cycles. Officials at some state labs said the C.D.C. had not asked them to note threshold values or to share them with contact-tracing organizations.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci recently echoed the previous findings, long-reported by the independent media and other lone voices. Despite open knowledge of false positives from high testing cycles, Dr. Fauci made the unfathomable claim that it’s now “Sorta evolving into a bit of a standard.” Why is he now openly admitting what has been known for years?
Fauci added, “If you get a cycle threshold of 35 or more that the chances of it being replication competent are miniscule.” Got that, minuscule. Fauci didn’t stop there. “You almost never can culture virus from a 37 threshold cycle. So I think if someone does come in with a 37…38, even 36, ya gotta say, ya know, it’s just dead nucleotides. Period.”
After hearing Fauci, the next logical question for populations being held under lock and key is: What cycle thresholds are being run on the current Covid tests?
Investigative journalist Jon Rappoport writes, “What Fauci failed to say on the video is: the FDA, which authorizes the test for public use, recommends the test should be run up to 40 cycles. Not 35. Therefore, all labs in the US that follow the FDA guideline are knowingly or unknowingly participating in fraud.”
The NY Times investigation confirmed that officials at the Wadsworth Center, New York’s state lab identified positive tests based on a threshold of 40 cycles. Likewise in Massachusetts, “from 85 to 90 percent of people who tested positive in July with a cycle threshold of 40 would have been deemed negative if the threshold were 30 cycles,” writes the NY Times.
This is not just an American phenomenon. In August in the U.K., Tom Jefferson, Carl Heneghan and others at the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine asked Are you infectious if you have a positive PCR test result for COVID-19?
The team cited several studies and concluded, “limited data of variable quality that PCR results per se are unlikely to predict viral culture from human samples….The relation with infectiousness is unclear and more data are needed on this. If this is not understood, PCR results may lead to restrictions for large groups of people who do not present an infection risk.”
On two separate occasions, Jefferson and Heneghan attempted to warn UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson against the lockdown strategy. They called for a national program of testing quality control to ensure accurate, precise and consistent results, among other common sense ideas. The two had said they searched in vain for evidence that the tests in use in the UK have been independently validated. They further called for transparency around data showing how sensitive the laboratory processes have been.
In the UK, the reality of false positives is urgent. Johnson and his gaggle of tone deaf officials are rolling out mandatory testing for all residents of four towns and counting. The DailyMail reports, “around 1,000 soldiers will be deployed” to force more than 100,000 people to get tested. Those who have questioned the move are being banned from social media.
After looking at the mass testing proposal in Liverpool, Bristol public health consultant Angela Raffle told The Guardian, “Experience with screening tells us that if you embark on a screening programme without having carefully evaluated it first, without a proper quality-assured pathway, without certainty of test performance in field settings, without full information for participants, and without the means to ensure that the intervention needed for those with positive results does indeed take place, the result is an expensive mess that does more harm than good,”
With mortality rates well below anything seen at the height of the ‘first wave,’ mass testing programs are sure to artificially inflate [false] cases. This will give the government its much-needed excuse to continue the unscientific, harmful and inhuman lockdown treatments of their populations. Expect multilevel revolt in the weeks…or maybe even days…as civil disobedience escalates.
As cases of coronavirus rise across America, shouldn’t death rates be going up too? Del breaks down how #COVID tests may be seriously flawed by providing less than accurate results and why the majority of positive cases could be false.
COVID-19 Lockdowns Over 10 Times More Deadly Than Pandemic Itself – Study Finds
“You cannot separate lives from livelihood”
“The no-brainer study that should have been conducted as a matter of policy is:
Will the economic cost of imposing the lockdowns, given the literature on the connections between economic costs and life cost, Will that do more harm than good.”— Darren Beattie
A groundbreaking new study commissioned by Revolver News concludes that COVID-19 lockdowns are ten times more deadly than the actual COVID-19 virus in terms of years of life lost by American citizens.
Up until this point there had been no simple, rigorous analysis that accurately and definitively conveys the true costs of the COVID-19 lockdowns. Accordingly, Revolver News set out to commission a study to do precisely that: to finally quantify the net damage of the lockdowns in terms of a metric known as “life-years.” Simply put, we have drawn upon existing economic studies on the health effects of unemployment to calculate an estimate of how many years of life will have been lost due to the lockdowns in the United States, and have weighed this against an estimate of how many years of life will have been saved by the lockdowns. The results are nothing short of staggering, and suggest that the lockdowns will end up costing Americans over 10 times as many years of life as they will save from the virus itself.
The COVID-19 lockdown measures that Americans have had to endure for the greater part of 2020 represent one of the most dramatic, consequential, and damaging policy measures undertaken in this nation’s history. For the first time in its history, America has experienced a situation so crippling and perilous that long term financial and social stability have been legitimately threatened.
As with everything in 2020 America, these lockdown measures have become deeply politicized. President Trump opposes further devastating lockdowns. In his recent Republican National Convention speech, President Trump raised the point that lockdowns have had very real and very devastating effects on the lives of many Americans.
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