Within one hour of Joe Biden being the World Health Organization has changed their COVID testing policy; it’s a miracle! (Sarcasm)
As Joe Biden was signing an executive order that will require masks be worn on federal property the WHO sent a notice out to labs that use the PCR test informing them that metric used to decided if one is positive is too high.
Currently, the CDC uses a very high PCR metric to diagnose a positive COVID test a CT of 37-40. Despite, their own data that showed the virus was not alive in a person with a CT of 33, most credible epidemiologist believe a Ct of 30 is the best metric to show an active virus in an individual.
Right on cue the, WHO has changed it’s policy:
WHO guidance Diagnostic testing for SARS-CoV-2 states that careful interpretation of weak positive results is needed (1). The cycle threshold (Ct) needed to detect virus is inversely proportional to the patient’s viral load. Where test results do not correspond with the clinical presentation, a new specimen should be taken and retested using the same or different NAT technology.
Plainly, the high metrics used by the CDC if one tests positive are too sensative. Accordign to the WHO a person who has no symptoms they are “highly unlikely to become ill or get anyone else sick in the absence of very recent exposure to an infected person.”
The Who continued:
Most PCR assays are indicated as an aid for diagnosis, therefore, health care providers must consider any result in combination with timing of sampling, specimen type, assay specifics, clinical observations, patient history, confirmed status of any contacts, and epidemiological information.
In the coming weeks get ready to see a dramatic drop in COVID cases, not because the virus is being defeated but because the metric to monitor cases has dropped.
So prepare to see Dr. Fauci (or someone else), announce they are lowering the metic claiming they have enough data to show it’s safe to drop.
In August, an article published by the New York Times found that as many as 90% of positive COVID tests in New York and Massachusetts were not an active illness.
Similarly a study published in late September found to diagnose a coronavirus a PCR metric Ct of 30 was best and that a higher metric would create a lot of false positives.
If the data discovered by the New Times is true that would mean there have only been about 2.43 million people to have actual contracted the coronavirus, not 24.3 million people.