This is somewhat old news, but I failed to report it here:
The PCR test “is unable to determine, beyond reasonable doubt, that a positive result corresponds, in fact, to the infection of a person by the SARS-CoV-2 virus”, said the Lisbon Court of Appeal.
The ruling cites two main papers:
- False-positive COVID-19 results: hidden problems and costs
- Correlation Between 3790 Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction–Positives Samples and Positive Cell Cultures, Including 1941 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Isolates
This is not news. Lots of scientists and doctors around the world know about the problems with mass PCR testing.
Recently, 22 scientists published an external peer review of the publication entitled “Detection of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) by real-time RT-PCR” (Eurosurveillance 25(8) 2020), which formed the basis for worldwide mass PCR testing. The scientists have highlighted 10 major flaws in the original paper.
Other resources about PCR can be found on this site.
These two articles, however, remain a good start:
And remember: PCRs are not a diagnostic tool.