PCR-Based Covid Testing Has Failed, plus, Censorship
The first part of the title is the heading for a memo four prominent doctors have written in order to brief Members of Parliament in the UK. I have provided a link to that memo below, as reproduced on the UK website, Lockdown Skeptics.
You may ask, why have I linked to a document intended for British law makers? The issue is the accuracy and validity of the PCR tests used to diagnose Covid19 in the general population, as well as in hospital. We use the same tests here in the USA, as does most of the world. These tests are used to diagnose "cases" of Covid19, so when you see media reports that cases are going up or down, they are reporting on the results of these PCR tests. These results then affect government policy--whether businesses can stay open or have to close, if certain areas are locked down, etc. Obviously, it is important that the testing produce accurate results and in general be fit for the purpose. The problem is, they are not.
A quote from the introduction of the memo:
Across Europe, including in the UK, we see the following:
Daily ‘cases’ sky-rocketed in Europe as Autumn arrived.
Daily deaths labelled as ‘Covid deaths’ rose in line with ‘cases’ – to levels apparently higher than at the Spring peak.
BUT: Total all-cause mortality does not reflect the above.
What is behind this conundrum?
The central thesis of this paper is that we have a major problem with PCR-testing.
This is distorting policy and creating the illusion that we are in a serious pandemic when in fact we are not.
This is causing:
Excess deaths due to restricted access to the NHS.
An NHS staffing crisis which is exacerbating matters.
Unprecedented assaults on civil liberties and the economy.
What we need to do about this:
Stop mass-testing using PCR in the UK and replace with Lateral Flow Tests where required.
Other recommendations as detailed later in this document.
It should be noted that legal cases and technical challenges to PCR mass-testing are growing across Europe, including in the UK.
The following four doctors have written the memo:
Clare Craig BM BCh FRCPath
Jonathan Engler MBChB LLB
Mike Yeadon BSc Hons (Biochem-tox) PhD (Pharmacol)
Christian McNeill LL.B and Dip LP
These are all distinguished doctors, but Mike Yeadon is worth a special mention; he was Vice President and Chief Scientist of Pfizer, one of the worlds biggest pharmaceutical companies, for 16 years. You do not get and keep a job like that without being world class in your area.
Here is a link to the memo: https://lockdownsceptics.org/pcr-based-covid-testing-has-failed-us/
Now for the censorship part. Dr. Mike Yeadon put out a video on YouTube, discussing his thoughts as to why the lockdown (in the UK) was a mistake, and why the government strategies to manage the pandemic are only making things worse. After a short time, YouTube took down his video--never mind that he is eminently qualified to speak about such issues, and that we should hear varied points of view on such important subjects. At this writing, you can still view the video on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=409747283542470
Censorship, part 2: I make no claim to being a distinguished doctor. Regardless, you would think that I and you and anyone else should be able to put up a post just like what you see above, pointing to information by valid sources, on say, Kossacks for Sanders, which regularly hosts all sorts of posts regarding political issues. I did so yesterday--I put up a post nearly identical to this one on Kossacks for Sanders. It was subsequently removed and I was permanently banned. No explanation was given. Here is the notice they put in my account:
subreddit message via /r/Kossacks_for_Sanders[M] sent 17 hours ago
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I would have contacted the moderators to find out why they banned me, but they also muted my account for three days so that I could not do so. Apparently, by posting a link to an article questioning the suitability of PCR testing for diagnosing Covid19, no matter by how distinguished and respectable a source, I have committed wrong-think. This is the world we live in now. I encourage everyone to commit wrong-think as well and check out the memo by the doctors. It is clearly written and will give much food for thought.