by Dr. Joseph Mercola
Since the beginning of the
'pandemic', experts have warned
that the PCR test is not as a valid diagnostic and
produces far too many false positives, as it can pick up
on "dead," non-replicating viral debris
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now
admits the PCR test can remain positive for up to 12
weeks after infection. For this reason, they say most
people don't need to retest negative before ending their
CDC also admits the PCR cannot identify active infection
or measure contagiousness
People who are double-jabbed or unvaccinated and test
positive for SARS-CoV-2, or have known exposure, but
remain asymptomatic, now only need to isolate for five
days rather than 10, but should wear a mask for another
five days when at work or in public. People who are
triple-jabbed do not need to isolate after exposure, but
should wear a mask for 10 days
Health care workers who test positive for COVID but
remain asymptomatic can return to work after seven days
with a negative test, but isolation time can be cut to
five days if there are staffing shortages
From the earliest days of
the COVID 'pandemic',
the PCR test has been a source of unrelenting
controversy, with experts repeatedly pointing out that it's not a
valid diagnostic and produces inordinate amounts of false positives.
Importantly, a PCR test cannot distinguish between "live" viruses
and inactive (noninfectious) viral particles.
This is why it cannot
be used as a diagnostic tool...
As explained by Dr. Lee Merritt in her
August 2020 Doctors for Disaster Preparedness 1 lecture, media and
public health officials appear to have purposefully conflated
"cases" or positive tests with the actual illness in order to create
the appearance of a 'pandemic'.
Furthermore, a PCR test cannot confirm that
SARS-CoV-2 is the
causative agent for clinical symptoms as the test cannot rule out
diseases caused by other bacterial or viral pathogens.
of the PCR test, Kary Mullis, who won a Nobel Prize for his work,
explains this in this video:
Almost universally, health authorities have also instructed labs to
use excessively high cycle thresholds (CTs) - i.e., the number of
amplification cycles used to detect RNA particles - thereby ensuring
a maximum of false positives...
From the start, experts noted that a CT over 35 is scientifically
unjustifiable, 2,3,4 yet the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended
running PCR tests at a CT of 40, 5 and the World Health Organization
recommended (WHO) a CT of 45...
The 'pandemic' of false positives was then used by world governments
to implement 'pandemic' countermeasures that have,
destroyed the global
ruined countless lives
decimated the education of an
stripped us of basic human rights and
What the CDC's
is that, for the past two years,
unnecessarily wasted time
- perhaps weeks -
waiting for a negative test.
Time and again, the goal
post for ending the 'pandemic' theatre has been moved, and the
justifications for continuing the life-destroying countermeasures
have become increasingly laughable.
The fearmongering over
for example, makes no rational sense based on the data available,
which shows the variant is among the mildest so far, and far less
likely to infect and damage the lungs. 6
Isolation Recommendation in Half
In the last days of December 2021, the U.S. Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) issued yet another illogical
protocol change. 7
People who test positive for SARS-CoV-2, or have known
exposure, but remain asymptomatic, now only need to isolate for five
days rather than the previous 10, but should wear a mask for another
five days when at work or in public.
Also, they don't need to get
retested at the end of their quarantine.
The stated reason?
The majority of
viral transmission (85% to 90%) 8 occurs in the
first day or two before symptom onset, and two to three days
after symptom onset 9
The PCR test can
remain positive for up to 12 weeks after you've recovered
from the infection 10,11
How is it that the CDC
didn't realize until now that the PCR test was picking up dead viral
debris for three months after infection?
The facts that the test,
was far too sensitive
couldn't identify active infection,
...were criticisms from the start.
What the CDC's belated admission
means is that, for the past two years, Americans have unnecessarily
wasted time in self-isolation - perhaps weeks - waiting for a
In a December 30, 2021, appearance on MSNBC, Dr.
responded to questions about the updated CDC guidance.
Rochelle Walensky also tried to
make sense of the new guidance in a December 29, 2021, ABC News
interview (see videos above). 12
Neither of them offered any explanation as for why the CDC didn't
change the rules sooner, and only now decided that keeping
noninfectious people in isolation for days and weeks on end might
not be so good after all.
Walensky did make a rather telling comment on CNN, though, when
asked about the reasoning behind the shortened isolation guidance.
"It really had a lot to do with what we thought people would be able
to tolerate," she said. 13
Some have understandably translated that
"how much tyranny we thought people would be able to tolerate."
Rules for Health Care Workers
The CDC has not given up on making the guidance as confusing as
December 23, 2021, they also updated guidance for
health care workers, 15 stating that,
"Health care workers with
COVID-19 who are asymptomatic can return to work after seven days
with a negative test, and that isolation time can be cut further if
there are staffing shortages." 16
In his MSNBC interview,
Fauci was asked,
Why health care workers are
being treated differently, having to isolate for seven days rather
than five, and still have to get a negative test, when the test can
falsely remain positive for up to 12 weeks?
What data supports this,
and is it publicly available?
According to Fauci,
the data to support this difference "is internal
to the CDC," but really, there's "no specific data" to back it up,
The CDC merely made "a judgment call."
Treated the Same as Unvaccinated
The CDC's updated guidance also puts those who have received two
doses of the COVID shot in the same category as the unvaccinated, so
when it comes to isolating after exposure, they have to follow the
same rules, whereas those who have received a booster shot follow a
different set of guidelines.
As explained by the
"For people who are
unvaccinated or are more than six months out from their second
mRNA dose (or more than 2 months after the J&J vaccine) and not
yet boosted, CDC now recommends quarantine for 5 days followed
by strict mask use for an additional 5 days.
Alternatively, if a 5-day quarantine is not feasible, it is
imperative that an exposed person wear a well-fitting mask at
all times when around others for 10 days after exposure.
Individuals who have received their booster shot do not need to
quarantine following an exposure, but should wear a mask for 10
days after the exposure.
For all those exposed, best practice would also include a test
for SARS-CoV-2 at day 5 after exposure.
If symptoms occur,
individuals should immediately quarantine until a negative test
confirms symptoms are not attributable to COVID-19."
Fauci defended the
decision to treat the double-jabbed as if they're unvaccinated
saying that those who have received a booster shot have far greater
protection against the Omicron variant, compared to those who have
only received one or two doses.
infected, you're infected," Fauci said, and it doesn't matter
whether you're vaccinated or not...
The viral load is the
same, so the risk of spreading the infection is the same.
have been boosted are less likely to be infected or carry a large
viral load, hence they don't need to isolate.
Tell You Anything About Contagiousness
Fauci was also asked about how one can measure contagiousness.
the PCR can register positive for 12 weeks after an infection, it
can't be a reliable indicator of infectiousness...
This was precisely the
point that Mullis, inventor of the PCR test, attempted to make in
the video at the top with respect to PCR and HIV.
So, how can we tell if we're infectious or not?
Fauci confirmed that the
PCR can only tell you,
there's a presence or absence of viral
fragments, not whether it's an active infection, or whether you're
He did not, however,
provide an answer to the question as to how one can measure
Test Doesn't Pick Up Omicron
Yet another confounding factor in this mess is that,
apparently doesn't pick up Omicron very well. 18
Your viral load needs to
be very high at the time of testing in order for the rapid test to
This admission came within days of president
Biden's announcement that the
federal government will distribute half a billion free rapid tests
to homes around the country in 2022. 19
It seems like a waste of resources, seeing how Omicron is starting
to take over, but who knows, maybe it will pick up the common cold
instead, allowing the "case" count to remain high enough,
to keep the
Real Death Count?
The CDC's belated admission that the PCR test can't identify active
infection raises another question:
What does this mean
for those who died with a positive test...?
Did they actually
have an active infection...?
If not, should they
have been designated as COVID deaths...?
The obvious answer to the
last two questions is, of course, no...!
The vast majority were
likely false positives, and the real death toll from COVID-19
considerably lower than we're led to believe.
The CDC undoubtedly
knew this all along, seeing how they've been relentlessly criticized
for their recommendation to run the PCR at a CT of 40.
They're trying to pretend
that they just realized this, but that's simply not believable...
for Disaster Preparedness
Vaccine Reaction September 29, 2020
Rappoport's Blog November 6, 2020
TWiV 641 July 16, 2020
CDC 2019-nCoV Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel
Instructions, July 13, 2020 (PDF) Page 35
Guardian January 2, 2022
7, 17 CDC.gov
Media Statement December 27, 2021
8, 10 ZeroHedge
December 29, 2021
December 27, 2021
Discontent December 29, 2021
ABC News December 29, 2021
13, 14 Survive
the News December 29, 2021
Guidance for Health Care Workers December 23, 2021
MSNBC December 30, 2021; 3:58 minutes
News December 23, 2021
Guardian December 21, 2021