August of last year, The New York Times published an article stating that as many as 90% of COVID-19 tests in three states were not indicative of active illness. In other words, they were picking up viral debris incapable of causing infection or being transmitted because the cycle threshold (Ct) of the PCR testing amplified the sample too many times, PJ media pointed out
From NY Times
Most tests set the limit at 40, a few at 37. This means that you are positive for the coronavirus if the test process required up to 40 cycles, or 37, to detect the virus.
Tests with thresholds so high may detect not just live virus but also genetic fragments, leftovers from an infection that pose no particular risk — akin to finding a hair in a room long after a person has left, Dr. Mina said.
Within an hour of Joe Biden being inaugurated and signing an executive order mandating masks on all federal property, the WHO sent out a notice to lab professionals using the PCR test. It said:
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.
In other words the WHO admits that PCR testing at high amplification rates alters the predictive value of the tests and results in a huge number of false positives.
If labs follow the new guidelines, COVID cases will soon start to decline rapidly.
Some commentators pointed out this would happen after Biden took office. If the CDC adopts the WHO testing guidelines, false positives will decrease and it will appear Joe Biden without doing anything is making COVID end !!
. PJMedia’s Stacey Lennox said in October
Biden will issue national standards, like the plexiglass barriers in restaurants he spoke about during the debate, and pressure governors to implement mask mandates using the federal government’s financial leverage.
Some hack at the CDC or FDA will issue new guidance lowering the Ct the labs use, and cases will magically start to fall.
In reality, the change will only eliminate false positives, but most Americans won’t know that.