Well, what are the odds?
It just so happens that—on the very day Joe Biden took office—the World Health Organization also released new guidelines ratcheting up the diagnostic criteria for COVID-19.
A single positive PCR test for the virus isn’t going to cut it anymore.
For some reason, as of today, the organization decided that those tests for the virus we’ve been relentlessly assured are the gold standard for detecting infection are, in reality, just a mere “aid for diagnosis.”
Clinicians now, not only can, but “must” also consider a wide array of other factors, like “timing of sampling, specimen type, assay specifics, clinical observations, patient history, confirmed status of any contacts,” and even something called “epidemiological information”—whatever that exactly is—before diagnosing anyone with COVID-19.
WHO has also suddenly decided that, if you don’t show any symptoms, you’ll need to get a second test for confirmation as well.
PCR positive is no longer = Covid. You are not Covid now unless you get a second test to confirm it, and are presenting clinical symptoms. We shall see what the net impact of this indeed is.
Released 20/21 Jan 2020https://t.co/giAYWjQFDB pic.twitter.com/axKemwS2Sx
— Ethical Skeptic ☀ (@EthicalSkeptic) January 20, 2021
That’s a whole heck of a lot of extra hoops a person has to jump through to make the list of those officially infected or killed by COVID-19.
But, if you expect WHO to also recommend going back and massively decreasing the daily case and death counts used to terrorize us into submission for almost a year now by applying their new criteria retroactively, you’ve yet to understand that “following the science” has everything to do with following but nothing at all to do with science.
In fact, if you look closely, you’ll notice these new tighter guidelines—though released today—were actually all typed up and ready to go on January 13.
Wonder why they waited a week?
Whatever the reason, you may not be too surprised to learn that WHO is just returning to what used to be standard operating procedure.
Up until COVID hit in 2020, neither WHO nor the CDC had ever considered a single positive PCR test sufficient for diagnosing viral infection.
Turns out during all 4 epidemics prior to COVID-19 since 2000, CDC & WHO were concerned about the high false-positive rates for PCR tests & issued guidelines to try and minimize them. But for C19, both somehow forgot all about PCR false-positive rates.🤔https://t.co/XC4w46G62V pic.twitter.com/xfxXedyt9j
— Michael Thau (@MichaelThau) August 30, 2020
Indeed, as I reported in a recent column outlining how—contrary to the media’s attempts to convince you the Chicoms tried to cover-up the virus—China’s Communist Party rulers were, in reality, fomenting a panic in their ENGLISH language media before there could have possibly been any reason for concern:
From the Democrat perspective, the goal has always been to exaggerate the threat, exploit the deaths, exert more control and blame all the outcome on Trump, never helping people get through this or protect the public