The world is suffering from a massive delusion based on the belief that a test for
RNA2 is a test for a deadly new virus, a virus that has emerged from wild bats or
other animals in China, supported by the western assumption that Chinese people
will eat anything that moves.
If the virus exists, then it should be possible to purify viral particles. From these
particles RNA can be extracted and should match the RNA used in this test. Until this
is done it is possible that the RNA comes from another source, which could be the
cells of the patient, bacteria, fungi etc. There might be an association with elevated
levels of this RNA and illness, but that is not proof that the RNA is from a virus.
Without purification and characterization of virus particles, it cannot be accepted
that an RNA test is proof that a virus is present.
Definitions of important diseases are surprisingly loose, perhaps embarrassingly so.
A couple of symptoms, maybe contact with a previous patient, and a test of
unknown accuracy, is all you often need. While the definition of SARS, an earlier
coronavirus panic, was self-limiting, the definition of COVID-19 disease is openended, allowing the imaginary epidemic to grow. Putting aside the existence of the
virus, if the COVID-19 test has a problem with false positives (as all biological tests
do) then testing an uninfected population will produce only false-positive tests, and
the definition of the disease will allow the epidemic to go on forever.
This strange new disease, officially named COVID-19, has none of its own symptoms.
Fever and cough, previously blamed on uncountable viruses and bacteria, as well as
environmental contaminants, are most common, as well as abnormal lung images,
despite those being found in healthy people. Yet, despite the fact that only a
minority of people tested will test positive (often less than 5%), it is assumed that
this disease is easily recognized. If that were truly the case, the majority of people
selected for testing by doctors should be positive.
The COVID-19 test is based on PCR, a DNA manufacturing technique. When used as a
test it does not produce a positive/negative result, but simply the number of cycles
required to detect sufficient material to beat the arbitrary cutoff between positive
and negative. If positive means infected and negative means uninfected, then there
are cases of people going from infected to uninfected and back to infected again in a
couple of days.
A lot of people say it is better to be safe than sorry. Better that some people are
quarantined who are uninfected than risk a pandemic. But once people test positive,
they are likely to be treated, with treatments similar to SARS. Doctors faced with
what they believe is a deadly virus treat for the future, for anticipated symptoms,
not for what they see today. This leads to the use of invasive oxygenation, high dose
corticosteroids, antiviral drugs and more. In this case, some populations of those
diagnosed (e.g. in China) are older and sicker than the general population and much
less able to withstand aggressive treatment. After the SARS panic had subsided
doctors reviewed the evidence, and it showed that these treatments were often
ineffective, and all had serious side effects, such as persistent neurologic deficit,
joint replacements, scarring, pain and liver disease. As well as higher mortality.