Is all the testing I’m doing worth it?

 

Not according to the U.S. Food and Drug Agency (FDA).  It’s just reviewed the Innova Lateral Flow Tests dished out to you, your family and your mates and said they’re so unreliable, they’re best thrown in the bin![1]

Remember that these tests are voluntary and you and your parents have the right to say no to you having a swab shoved up your nose!

 

Click here for template letters and statements to help you communicate with your school about opting out of any covid-19 testing.

But what about the PCR tests – they’re more accurate, right?

 

Well, only if you do them right. And guess what? Labs have been doing them WRONG.  Here’s why…  

 

The way the PCR works is you run repeated cycles to see if you can spot fragments of the virus’s genetic code. The more cycles you run, the less valid the result. Scientists reckon anything over 35 cycles is seriously inaccurate.[2] So, how many cycles have most labs been running?  Over 35.

 

Oops. So, what does this mean?

 

Well, if you didn’t have symptoms and tested positive in a PCR test last year, there’s a BIG chance the result was false. In fact, scientists put the probability of that at 97%.[3]

 

Loads of scientists have said mass testing people is a complete waste of time[4] – and now you know why. So if you’re fed up of sticking cotton buds up your nose, just say no. No one can force you to do it – and if you get asked, point them to this page.

Click here for template letters and statements to help you communicate with your school about opting out of any covid-19 testing.