So, while many of us have been highlighting the problem for a long time (and called peddlers of misinformation for doing so), the main stream media is finally noticing that there may have been problems with PCR testing - especially of asymptomatic people - all along.
For the record, here are just a few of the many articles we have written highlighting the problems with PCR testing and why it should never have been used routinely on people with no symptoms.
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- More insights on the extent of COVID-19 among asymptomaticsand false positive PCR testing rates
- The Cambridge study and its implications for the claim that "1 in 3 people with the virus have no symptoms"
- On false positives in COVID19 testing again: we are being misled over confirmatory testing
- About pooled testing
- Implications to the Government's claim that "1 in 3 people with the virus has no symptoms"
- Pooled COVID19 testing makes the data on 'cases' even more dubious
- The impact of false positives in Covid testing
- Why we know so little about COVID-19 from testing data - andwhy some extra easy-to-get data would make a big difference
- Don't panic: limits to what we know about Covid-19 PC testing, inferred infection rates and alse positive rates
- UK Covid Testing data: Remarkable relationship between number of tests and positivity rate when we drill down to regions
- Neil, M. (2021). Positive results from UK single gene PCR testing for SARS-COV-2 may be inconclusive, negative or detecting past infections. British Medical Journal. Retrieved from https://www.bmj.com/content/372/bmj.n208/rr-3
- Fenton, N. E., Neil, M., & McLachlan, G. S. (2021). What proportion of people with COVID-19 do not get symptoms? https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.33939.60968
- Fenton, N. E. (2020) How to explain an increasing proportion of people testing positive for COVID if there is neither an increase in proportion of genuine cases nor increase in the false positive rate. https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.27902.20806