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Epidemiologist reveals circular reasoning used to support the validity of COVID-19 test kits

The following article was written on March 26, 2020, in the early days of worldwide lockdowns due to the novel coronavirus.  The article is a transcript of a conversation between Jason Hommel and an unnamed epidemiologist who wished to address Hommel’s claim that the COVID-19 test kits do not work. In this conversation, Hommel asks […]

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No, there is no second wave

By looking at the COVID-19 death data in the United States, J.B. Handley shows us that there is no second wave of infections, and the coronavirus is in fact waning. Handley shows us the graph created by the CDC for the whole US and New York with shows an unmistakable trend – COVID-19 deaths are […]

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RT-PCR tests are scientifically meaningless

In this article for Off Guardian, authors Torsten Engelbrecth and Konstantin Demeter take a closer look at the facts that explain why PCR tests are meaningless as diagnostic tools.  According to the authors’ research, the RT-PCR test was meant by its inventor, Nobel Prize winner Kary Mullis, to replicate and manufacture DNA sequences, not to diagnose […]

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How accurate are COVID-19 tests?

The following research conducted by Andrew Cohen and Bruce Kessel is a meta-analysis of the quality of assessments returned by RT-PCR tests. Their results show us RT-PCR tests have higher false positive rates than false negative rates. This means that there is a higher chance for individuals to receive a positive result even when they […]

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How does inaccurate COVID-19 test results impact us?

The following article written by Christian Yates for The Conversation offers to us a guide for understanding the accuracy of test results. The explain what false positives and false negatives are, and how small changes in the rates can affect entire populations.  Yates also tells us that in an area where disease prevalence is low, false positives […]

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USC-LA County antibody suggests true COVID-19 infections higher than official count

The preliminary results of the University of Southern California and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health suggests that around 2.8% to 5.6% of adults in the county population (that’s roughly 221,000 to 442,000 adults) have already been infected by the coronavirus. This is the second antibody study to come out with the same conclusion […]

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What can an antibody study teach us about COVID-19?

The following article is an interview between Neeraj Sood  [Sood is lead investigator of the study discussed in the article USC-LA County Antibody Suggests True COVID-19 Infections Higher Than Official Count ] and Leigh Hopper. In it, Sood explains to us why it is important to conduct antibody studies vis-a-vis PCR tests. He also discusses about the selection […]