By Jefferey Jaxen

It’s possible we are witnessing the unsubtle upending of what has been a response driven more by political positioning than data-based public health policy. 

Several recent moves made by public health experts and government officials indicate the stage is being set for a steady, ramping down of the Covid19 saga. Let’s review.

January 2020. The world was just rubbing the sleep from its eyes, trying to understand that the pending response to a virus that seemed to be barreling down upon them in ways that could potentially alter their lives in unimaginable ways. 

That same month, Virologists Victor M. Corman, Christian Drosten and others published research in the journal Eurosurveillance, titled Detection of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) by Real-Time RT-PCR

The paper’s authors claimed the test to be validated – a robust diagnostic methodology for use in public-health laboratory settings. 

Except it wasn’t. Not even close. 

With zero accountability, the World Health Organization (WHO) endorsed the Corman-Drosten protocol, leading to its global streamlining as the go-to testing methods to detect SARS-CoV-2.

A November 2020 re-examination of the Corman-Drosten protocol by a group of international researchers and scientists found ten fatal flaws in the WHO-endorsed methods. A primary flaw was the number of amplification cycles recommended – Corman-Drosten WHO-protocol recommend 45. However, the re-examination spotlighted a red flag, stating the following:  

“In case of virus detection, >35 cycles only detects signals which do not correlate with infectious virus as determined by isolation in cell culture [reviewed in 2]; if someone is tested by PCR as positive when a threshold of 35 cycles or higher is used (as is the case in most laboratories in Europe & the US), the probability that said person is actually infected is less than 3%, the probability that said result is a false positive is 97%”

…The probability that said result is a false positive is 97%!!! It was known to be erroneous, yet escaped simple correction!

The researchers concluded their paper, while calling for a retraction by Eurosurveillance, with the following statement:

“In light of our re-examination of the test protocol to identify SARS-CoV-2 described in the Corman-Drosten paper we have identified concerning errors and inherent fallacies which render the SARS-CoV-2 PCR test useless.”

….That’s right…USELESS. 

Throughout 2020 and into the start of 2021, the undulating Covid case counts have been used to justify repeated lockdowns. Lockdowns which have destroyed people’s lives and livelihoods, kept children out of school, freely allowed governments around the world to impose restrictions which have been a direct attack on people’s basic rights and their personal freedoms. The resulting collateral damage for entire economies is our generation’s greatest tragedy. And the lion’s share of the historically-blundered response was all based on a test that may be useless. 

Even the primary endpoints of the Covid vaccine clinical trials were PCR-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 cases using the artificially high cycles along with mild symptoms – the basis underpinning the purported high efficacy (95%) of the experimental shots. 

Seeing the coming catastrophic consequences, a lawsuit attempted to halt the trials to correct this glaring unscientific error. It was unsuccessful, like most attempts at logic in the past year.

In short, both the vertical integration of governmental power and a rushed vaccine testing protocol benefited from the PCR’s sloppy parameters.

At the same time, as if mocking us all, Anthony Fauci freely admitted (in July) that anything over 35 cycles is unreliable. The New York Times reported the same (in August). Yet no retraction was made by the European journal, no adjustments in directives by the WHO, governments, states, counties or individual labs. 

….They just followed orders.  

Then, a December warning from the WHO cautioned about false positives and the need to also look at clinical signs and symptoms when confirming cases.

Now again, on January 20th, the WHO found religion. They corrected their unscientific path. They discovered the error of their ways

The organization sent out a notice specifically to laboratory professionals and users of PCR tests. For over a year, the WHO was okay counting a Covid case as a high cycle PCR test. Now it instructed labs to resume doing what science has always done. 

The new WHO guidance states that careful interpretation of weak positive results is needed. 

“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.” 

The WHO continues:

“Careful interpretation of weak positive NAAT results is needed, as some of the assays have shown to produce false signals at high Ct values.”

With the new guidance, it is a near certainty that case counts, directly used to justify rolling lockdowns, masks and the originally-stated premise of needing to vaccinate every last person, may one day soon become a moot point. 

The experimental vaccine has already been deployed on the population. So now that there’s been a PCR cycle adjustment, the lowering of case counts will be used to provide cover for the experimental shot should it prove to be a flop. Plus it will help offset the daily headlines of mass refusals, deaths and harmful reactions already seen.  

On January 7th, 2021, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s Health and Environmental Laboratories reduced the cycle threshold for its real-time COVID-19 test from 42 to 35 cycles. The move followed a requirement by the Florida Department of Health a day earlier. 

In anticipation of the lower counts coming (but not yet here), CNN appears to be ending its daily, high case count propaganda by removing their COVID-19 tracker chyron.  

Why the change? What could have happened to spur this new tact and tactic?

Also in anticipation of lower counts coming soon, previously rabid lockdown governors have suddenly and without explanation changed their tune to open up their states: Michigan’s Whitmer, New York’s Cuomo, Chicago Mayor Lightfoot, California’s Newsom and others. 

Do they know something’s coming that we don’t?

Jefferey Jaxen

Jefferey Jaxen is a health journalist and featured in his weekly segment, ’The Jaxen Report’, on The HighWire. As an investigative journalist, researcher, and compelling writer, Jefferey serves as Lead editor of The HighWire News and Opinion Team.