By Kelly Mitchell, HealthyImmunityNow.org
For a virus that is benign for most people, what does it really mean to have a Positive COVID-19 Test? And why are all positive tests being called a case? A positive test only identifies the presence of some fragments of the virus. Someone without symptoms will test as “Positive”, even though they are of little or no threat to anyone. And yet, these are all called “Cases” and treated the same as if they were a walking biohazard.
So, why is Public Policy being based on “Positive” Tests?
An article in the online magazine The Vaccine Reaction (https://TheVaccineReaction.org) provides increasing evidence that it’s a mistake to base public health policies on “Positive” PCR test results. The article states:
“Health experts now say that PCR testing for SARS-CoV-2, the virus associated with the illness COVID-19, is too sensitive and needs to be adjusted to rule out people who have insignificant amounts of the virus in their system. The test’s threshold is so high that it detects people with the live virus as well as those with a few genetic fragments left over from a past infection that no longer poses a risk. It’s like finding a hair in a room after a person left it, says Michael Mina, MD, an epidemiologist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
In three sets of testing data that include cycle thresholds compiled by officials in Massachusetts, New York and Nevada, up to 90 percent of people testing positive carried barely any virus, a review by The New York Times found.”
As of September 28, 2020, the WA State Department of Health Dashboard shows there have been 86,638 “Positive” tests in WA since January (see the Testing tab on the Dashboard). On their Current Status tab, they say there have been the exact same number of “Cases”. This means they are equating ALL positive tests as cases and potentially contagious even if the vast majority of those who tested are likely not sick, will not become sick, and are not and will not become contagious.
The same article cited above explains:
“The number of people with positive results who aren’t infectious is particularly concerning, said Scott Becker, executive director of the Association of Public Health Laboratories. “That worries me a lot, just because it’s so high,” he said.”
How can Governor Inslee justify continuing his restrictions and mask order, which come with unprecedented levels of financial, physical, emotional, and psychological harm to the community, when test results are so meaningless? The true measure of illness and contagion—hospitalizations and deaths—have all fallen from their peak in April and are now at manageable, relatively flat numbers. The dashboard has a tab for “COVID-like Illness Hospitalizations” — which is also at manageable and stable numbers, and yet misleading because so many illnesses are COVID-like and we are entering cold and flu season. Lumping all infections together in this manner will only serve to muddle the facts. We can put a man on the moon but we can’t identify the virus causing “COVID-LIKE” symptoms in every hospitalized patient? The extreme measures the state is taking cannot be based on ambiguous testing or muddled “COVID-like” illness numbers.
It is time to end the draconian measures and for the people of WA to be set free.
For those who are truly susceptible to severe COVID-19 disease, there are known preventive steps they can take to support their immune health to become less susceptible, and there are treatments available now to help them safely recover.