ANALYSIS/OPINION: The following was written by a brilliant surgeon and immunologist. It explains how we were duped and how these PCR tests were manipulated to give false positives when testing for Covid. Our lawmakers and the media ran with this farce, leaving the destruction of our country in their wake. For what? Think about it.
This should OUTRAGE all of us. Our lives will NEVER be the same. Our country will never be the same.
THIS is why there were so many FALSE POSITIVE Covid tests!! THIS is why our country has been brought to its knees, and many lives, businesses, and relationships have been ruined. THIS is what happens when people don’t want to research or think for themselves. And THIS is the REAL SCIENCE.
April 18, 2021
By Dr Jim Norman
PANDEMIC SCIENCE! Let me explain the science that made our pandemic possible: RT-PCR. Without this amazing scientific test, the pandemic would look VERY different with no lock-downs, and no masks and a lot fewer COVID-19 deaths. Virus post #40 from an Idiot Immunologist/Surgeon.
IMPOSSIBLE: The current pandemic was not possible prior to 5-10 years ago because we did not have the widespread ability to detect the presence of virus genetic material. RT-PCR is the advancement that allowed this pandemic to unfold the way it did. As I explain below, if we could not measure COVID-19 genetic material (mRNA) then there would be no way to know who did or did not have the virus. Of course the virus would have been present and many people around the world would have been infected (a pandemic) and succumbed, but how the pandemic was handled and how it unfolded on society would be completely different. RT-PCR is what changed your life and mine. RT-PCR gave our politicians and health advisors information they never could have dreamed of—real time data. Let’s look at what they did with this data, how they interpreted it incorrectly, and why RT-PCR is to blame for school closures, mask mandates and possibly 50% of the deaths attributed to COVID-19.
RT-PCR stands for “Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction”. It is a very advanced method of making trillions of copies of a piece of genetic material so that extremely small amounts of RNA or DNA are detectable. Even one piece of mRNA can be detected by making many copies of it. You need to know that DNA is very stable—lasting millions of years (think Jurassic Park). mRNA on the other hand is very unstable—the half-life of mRNA in our bodies is about 6.5 minutes. The two are extremely different molecules. Since mRNA is very un-stable we can’t measure it very well with any test—the molecule breaks into millions of pieces. To get around this, the first step in detecting the presence of mRNA is to turn it into DNA in the test tube. (Note: this cannot happen within the human body—so the anti-vaxers can stop right there—humans do not possess the enzyme “reverse transcriptase”; we cannot take the mRNA from the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine and put it into our DNA. That is impossible).
Since the COVID-19 virus has very unstable mRNA as its genetic material, to detect it we need to turn it into DNA first, using a Reverse Transcriptase enzyme that was isolated back in the late 1980’s from a retro-virus. Once the piece of virus mRNA is transcribed into a mirror-image piece of (very stable) DNA in the test tube, we then perform a polymerase chain reaction (PCR), where that one piece of DNA is un-zipped, copied, unzipped, copied, etc, etc. The one piece of DNA becomes 2, then 4, then 8, then 16. By 10 “cycles” you have 1024, and by 20 you have one million identical pieces of DNA. The PCR amplification used for detection of COVID-19 uses 40 to 50 cycles (yielding 549,755,813,888 and 562,949,953,421,312 copies, respectively). If you have a million virus particles in your nose (very possible), then add 6 zeros to this number. (Do you remember back to 2/3/21 when the WHO advised labs to use fewer cycles in their RT-PCR to decrease the possibilities of false positive tests?). Yup, within a few hours, we can take ONE piece of virus mRNA, translate it into ONE piece of DNA, and then make tens of trillions of copies. We can’t detect one piece of mRNA, but it is easy to detect 100 trillion copies of DNA (all tagged with a florescent antibody).
When I was a young surgeon running a university-based immunology research lab in the mid-90’s, we began using RT-PCR (which was very new technology) to look for specific messenger RNA (mRNA) in rats that we had induced inflammation of their pancreas. The technology was expensive and very difficult to accomplish back then, but it has advanced like everything else and what can be done with genetic materials currently is astounding. We can walk into a local pharmacy and within a few hours have trillions of copies of any piece of genetic material. (Insert future warning here!).
ASYMPTOMATIC! Now you can see how so many people are testing positive, yet they have no symptoms. The RT-PCR test is so sensitive, it can find one molecule of mRNA in your nose and turn it into trillions of molecules of DNA that results in a positive test. Never before were we able to detect things on such a small scale. In my opinion, RT-PCR allowed for the biggest lie of the pandemic—where a positive test was called “infection”. These folks had a positive test of an extremely sensitive RT-PCR process, they were not necessarily infected.
WITHOUT RT-PCR to detect extremely small amounts of viral mRNA, we would have no way to know how many “new cases” were seen every day. Think about that! We would never heard the term “testing center”, or had to search Google for a nearby place to get tested for the virus. Without RT-PCR we would have no way to know who had the virus but had zero symptoms and thus we would not even ponder the concept of “asymptomatic carriers”—they would just be ordinary healthy people. Asymptomatic carries who never had a test are just ordinary healthy people.
LOCKDOWNS! Without RT-PCR we would have had no idea how many people were “infected” every day and therefore have no data to make any curves that we were to flatten. Without daily “new infections” numbers to make curves, the concept of “flattening the curve” would never have entered our lexicon. Without daily curves of “new infections” shown on TV all day long, and thus no curves to flatten, there would have been zero lock-downs and zero mask wearing. We never would have heard Dr Fauci tell us to “take a break for a few weeks to flatten the curve” because there would be no curve of “new infections” to flatten.
DEATH CURVES. Without RT-PCR the death curves would look extremely different—and clearly not enough data available to provide daily counts. Of course, there would have been MANY people who died of COVID-19 (one very good friend of mine). But we all know that many people died “WITH” the virus, and not “DUE TO” the virus. Nasal swabbing with RT-PCR was mandated worldwide at the beginning of the pandemic for all people dying (regardless of apparent cause). Thus, many people died due to the virus, but many others died of something else, but were an asymptomatic carrier—yet their death has been attributed to COVID-19. RT-PCR is to blame. Without it we would not be attributing 3 million deaths worldwide to the COVID-19 virus–because we would have no way to know how many people tested positive for the virus. Sure, we would have seen an increase in the number of “Viral Flu” deaths and there would have been a “virus flu pandemic”, but without RT-PCR we would have no way to know how many people died with a specific piece of COVID-19 virus genetic material in their nose.
BLAME RT-PCR. This amazing bit of technology has changed your life, and society forever. There would have been no school closures since the clinical data would have shown that kids almost never get sick or die. There would have been no reason to close bars, because the folks that are dying are overwhelming those that don’t frequent bars. Without RT-PCR our governments (federal, state, and local) would not have mandated most of the rules they did, and they surely would not have garnered the powers over us that they have assimilated over the past year.
THE FUTURE: VARRIENTS. Unfortunately, our elected officials and much of the press have found a new friend in RT-PCR. Because this testing method is so sensitive, it can detect a single base-pair change in the virus mRNA molecule. That’s what they are talking about when they say a new “variant” has been detected—it’s the same dumb virus, it just has an extremely small change in a few of its millions of mRNA base pairs. That’s how genetics work—it is always changing just a little bit (why we all look different). There will always be a new variant because RT-PCR can detect miniscule changes in genetic code. And now that we have RT-PCR, there will ALWAYS be a new pandemic only a year or two away. It absolutely will happen—because now we can detect it. You and me need to make sure next time we don’t let politicians use RT-PCR to control our lives and change our society in ways that don’t make sense.