SARS CoV-2 (COVID-19) tests are like a hammer without a nail

Hammer all you want on pieces of wood, but you are only wasting effort, time and money and destroying wood until the hammer hits a nail.  And then it must be the right kind of nail, long enough to do the job.

The antibody, the rtPCTR and PCR tests detect something.  But the tests have a false positive rate and a false negative rate.  You had a hammer and a nail, but the hammer did not hit the nail. 

Also, the test may or may not be testing for the pathogen, or the RNA or DNA sequence that is the cause of the disease.  That pathogen structure detected by the antibody or the RNA sequence or DNA sequence could be from a cell or pathogen that died.  You had a hammer and a nail, but it was the wrong type of nail, too short.

The viral load we are measuring could easily be the result of a COVID-19 opportunistic infection that occurred following and on top of an immune system which was already weakened by some other chronic disease.  The chronic disease is causing many cells to die.  And other cells are weakened which allows COVID-19 and other pathogens to enter or attack the cells.  This is the very strong reason to protect nursing homes and the elderly.  This could also be the reason symptoms are so varied and different, and also the reason one treatment works and another does not.  You had a hammer, but no nail.   

My point is there are very many possibilities.  A complex decision tree would need to be built, but that is no guarantee of success.  The absence of diligence in the virology and journalism is appalling and scary.  I become more skeptical each additional day that we do not see the published proof of cause.  As referenced before on this blog, the protocols to validate a hypothetical cause of an infectious disease are decades old, published, peer reviewed many times over and well known.  Virologists know how to find the right kind of nail, fit for purpose.    

The variety of symptoms is spread all over the map.  That leads one to a hypothesis that this pandemic  is more than one disease.  Fortunately, most MDs for the last 50 years are trained to treat the symptoms as presented to them.  Fortunately, most MDs learned to observe whether the boards needed to be joined by a nail, a screw, staples or glue and did not insist on using a hammer.  

Perhaps some intellectual distance will help.  I offer an analogy separate from this pandemic.  Sales guy repeatedly forecasts sales which do not become orders.  Sales manager travels with sales guy to visit a customer who is listed on forecast.  Sales manager asks customer if he is decision maker for this purchase. Customer says, “No, that would be my boss.”  Befuddled sales guy leaves, forgetting his briefcase.  True and frequently repeating story.  

Another analogy.  Atmosphere is slowly warming.  Over 100 governments, thousands of corporations et al, and millions of teachers and perhaps a billion or more people assume that this warming is caused by CO2 emitted by humans burning fossil fuels.  Indeed atmospheric CO2 concentration has been slowly  rising for over 100 years and that increase could be associated/correlated with the temperature rise.   

However, an association or a statistical correlation does not prove cause.  On the other hand, if there is a causal relationship, then there must be a strong correlation.  The cause – effect relationship is not reversible.  Burn that in your brain so that you do not forget it.

The global warming agenda is the exact situation we have now in this COVID-19 pandemic.  We have been told by presumed experts, teachers, media and screaming children that humans are causing global warming and life as we know it will end, sooner than later.  But like this pandemic, there are many possible causes for the very slow warming of earth’s atmosphere, and like this pandemic the symptoms are highly variable and they are complicated. 

The COVID-19 panic has resulted in a huge reduction in automobile and airplane travel, which means a huge reduction in human-produced CO2 emitted into the air.  Literally, oil companies are going bankrupt due to low oil prices due to low demand for oil and gas.  However, the atmospheric CO2 concentration, which has been continuously measured in one location since 1948, and slowly increasing during that period, shows no significant decline in the accepted standard measurement of net global atmospheric CO2 concentration during this pandemic.  Logically, we can infer human CO2 is an insignificant contributor to net global CO2 concentration.  It should be obvious: reducing the human carbon footprint is pointless, wasted effort, time and money, like hammering a board with no nail; in other words, human CO2 and burning of fossil fuels is not the cause of global warming.  But, you can be certain that the CO2 data will be “adjusted” by the experts.  Do you think the COVID data are adjusted too? We have been told by experts that humans and cows and ants are causing dangerous warming, mostly told to us by experts and people whose livelihood depends on us believing and paying. But their hypothesis is false and over $1 trillion has been spent on their false agenda so far with no end in sight.

And now here we go again, destroying good wood with lots of hammers, but so far they have no nail.

I am not the only skeptic…

Bulgarian Pathology Association: COVID Tests ‘Scientifically Meaningless

Published on August 12, 2020

Written by Torsten Engelbrecht and Konstantin Demeter

About budbromley

Bud is a retired life sciences executive. Bud's entrepreneurial leadership exceeded three decades. He was the senior business development, marketing and sales executive at four public corporations, each company a supplier of analytical and life sciences instrumentation, software, consumables and service. Prior to those positions, his 19 year career in Hewlett-Packard Company's Analytical Products Group included worldwide sales and marketing responsibility for Bioscience Products, Global Accounts and the International Olympic Committee, as well as international management assignments based in Japan and Latin America. Bud has visited and worked in more than 65 countries and lived and worked in 3 countries.
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