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RE: Quick follow-up and update to "Where did the flu go?"

in Informationwar3 months ago

Thanks for pointing that out. Hopefully, I can help to clarify. This is quite a common practice when phasing out an assay from any lab supplier. The link that you have is to a lab notice of the discontinuation of the CDC 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Real-Time RT-PCR assay. Not because it has issues with the assay as it actually only looks for SARS-CoV-2 (2019-nCoV_N1/N2: targets virus nucleocapsid (N) gene for specific detection of SARS-CoV-2), and not influenza. The CDC is doing so because there are many commercially available assays on the market. Opting for a commercial-grade assay especially with higher throughputs than the original CDC assay will help labs if they haven't already switched. There are over 380 assays approved for COVID detection.

There may be confusion because the CDC 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Real-Time RT-PCR assay was designed to be used on existing RT-PCR testing equipment that is usually used for testing for the seasonal flu. Like the vaccines, this was done under the EUA to get testing ramped up and running early on in the pandemic.

Discontinuation of the assay has nothing to do with it detecting influenza as it is not designed to do so. This is merely market factors, newer and faster assays and it no longer needs to be produced. So they are discontinuing it.

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usually used for testing for the seasonal flu.

Yes, the inventor specifically stated it shouldn't be used to test for the flu the way they are doing. He actually died before COVID was a thing. In his case he came out speaking out against using his RT-PCR test to test for the flu.

Yet they have been using it the same way for COVID.

As to the rest... thanks for the information.


EDIT: There are some fact check places that state this comment about the inventor stating this is about the test is not true. The problem. It is on video. I'll see if I can find it.

usually used for testing for the seasonal flu.

Yes, the inventor specifically stated it shouldn't be used to test for the flu the way they are doing. He actually died before COVID was a thing. In his case he came out speaking out against using his RT-PCR test to test for the flu.

Yet they have been using it the same way for COVID.

As to the rest... thanks for the information.


EDIT: There are some fact check places that state this comment about the inventor stating this is about the test is not true. The problem. It is on video. I'll see if I can find it.

Though it may not have been FLU he may have been talking about HIV. When I find it again it will correct my memory. I know he died before COVID.

https://rumble.com/vctw9l-dr.-kary-mullis-inventor-of-pcr-test-discusses-fauci-and-pcr-testing-fauci-.html

There is one link. I don't have time to watch it but I am hoping it covers what I am referring to. I didn't bother looking on youtube as this is the type of information they commonly censor these days.

Sorry about the religious flavoring of that video... it was just what I found at the moment.

Positive results are indicative of active infection with 2019-nCoV but do not rule out bacterial infection or co-infection with other viruses. The agent detected may not be the definite cause of disease. Laboratories within the United States and its territories are required to report all positive results to the appropriate public health authorities.

Negative results do not preclude 2019-nCoV infection and should not be used as the sole basis for treatment or other patient management decisions. Negative results must be combined with clinical observations, patient history, and epidemiological information.

From within the document:
https://www.fda.gov/media/134922/download.

Basically... you can test negative. Then they can see you coughing and decide you are positive.

Not particularly useful for actual diagnosis.

Great for politics though.