A top British scientist has revealed that flawed PCR tests mistook common colds and flu for COVID-19 and should have been axed.
”Many people may not have been infectious, despite getting a positive test,” professor Francois Balloux, director of University College London’s Genetics Institute, told (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-10606107/Did-flawed-tests-convince-Covid-worse-really-was.html) The Mail on Sunday (March 13).
Were the pandemic’s COVID-19 case figures deliberately over-counted to scare people into complying with lockdown rules? Last month a report by the research charity Collateral Global and academics at Oxford University concluded as much, stating that as many as one third of all positive cases may not have been infectious at all.
If they are right, that’s a potentially staggering number—roughly six million cases. The Oxford scientists also branded the UK’s testing program—which cost an eye-watering £2 billion per month—as “chaotic and wasteful.”
In November 2021, a paper published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine looked at why a very large fraction of PCR tests were registering false positive results.