Yes, you read it. Pseudo-epidemics. They are a real thing.
Though I am scientist by training, I am not a medical scientist or anything closely related. But I remain a scientist. The scientific method that underpins all the sciences doesn’t change.
That’s what allowed to have a critical eye on all this pandemic business.
Now, all the recent posts on this blog are there to point out one simple thing: the Covid-19 pandemic has ended in May. What we’re seeing now is what many scientists and medical doctors are calling a casedemic.
In short, due to pre-existing T-cell immunity and the now endemic nature of the virus, the over-reliance on PCR testing is causing a overwhelming high number of false positives. These false positives are what they call asymptomatic people. Unlike what the people in the media tell you, the reality about these people is that they are not actually sick.
A few days ago I found out that there’s an established term to refer to what’s happening right now with SARS-CoV-2. It’s called a pseudo-epidemic.
A sample of articles that talk about this phenomenon:
- Curbing false positives and pseudo-epidemics: “Pseudo-epidemics” may be on the rise because of an “over-reliance” on molecular diagnostic tests.
- False alarms and pseudo-epidemics: the limitations of observational epidemiology
- Pseudo-epidemics: Why COVID-19 is guaranteed to never end
From the latter I quote:
Given current definitions COVID-19 will never end. People will be dying of it forever, even if the virus disappears completely. Worse still, the system is locked in a series of feedback loops — if something causes test numbers to rise then so will case numbers, which in turn will cause a further increase in testing, causing the rise to continue, triggering local lockdowns and pointless evidence free rituals, until people get depressed and stop trying to do things causing numbers being tested to fall again.