Source: Arjun Walia

In Brief

  • The Facts:Dr. Jared Bullard, a paediatric infectious disease specialist, is a witness for the Manitoba government who is being sued for the measures they’ve taken to combat COVID, and has provided testimony regarding the unreliability of PCR testing.
  • Reflect On:How much of the story of this pandemic would change if we recognized that ‘cases’ were not an accurate measure of the pandemic severity? Why are conversations like this rarely had within the mainstream media?

A common theme throughout this pandemic is that many internationally recognized and renowned experts in the field of infectious diseases and virology are questioning the efficacy of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, the tool being used to diagnose a “positive” COVID case.

The PCR test is not designed to identify active infectious disease. Instead, it identifies genetic material, be it partial, alive, or even dead. PCR amplifies this material in samples to find traces of COVID-19, and this is exactly why it’s come under criticism.

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