Group screening takes samples from multiple people, mixes them together, and tests them as one. People within a group that test positive are individually retested, or an algorithm is used to identify positive individuals.
Pros: Fewer tests to process; more people tested; lower cost; detection of asymptomatic cases.
Cons: It is not efficient when the infection rate is high. Continue reading What is group screening for COVID-19?
- A high number of amplification cycles used in an RT-PCR test will lead to a positive diagnosis of COVID-19
- Kary Mullis, inventor of the PCR technique, said that the RT-PCR “can not be used to diagnose infectious diseases at all”
- Kary Mullis was opposed to RT-PCR testing being used to test for COVID-19 before his death
CONCLUSION: All of these claims are INACCURATE. Continue reading Can you generate a positive result for COVID-19 from an RT-PCR test?