FAST FIVE: Tested 'Positive' For COVID-19? Be Sure To Ask This Question
Be Sure To Ask This Question Tyler Durden Sat, 12/05/2020 – 10:20 The lockdowns are based on surging “cases” which are based on positive PCR test results.
It works because if you amplify and cycle enough times to “grow” legitimate DNA fragments, you get something with with a fair amount of specificity.
The last I read, Labcorp cycles at least 40 times to detect viral genome fragments.
The PCR test was never intended for diagnosis of infection but as a qualitative test for presence of parts of a virus genome.
Beyond a certain level the load is insufficient to either infect someone else or be of any clinical or epidemiological relevance whatsoever.