CDC’s Walensky: “PCR tests can stay positive for up to 12 weeks... we would have people in isolation for a very long time if we were relying on PCRs”
The CDC is only learning what was obvious two years ago? Of course not—there is new motivation to slowly start telling pieces of the truth, very slowly and bit by bit. The motivation to tell the truth is surely not a change of heart, but for sound scientific reasons (political science).
The newly updated CDC guidelines don't require testing at the end of isolation because PCR tests can stay positive for up to 12 weeks, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky told "Good Morning America" Wednesday.
"So we would have people in isolation for a very long time if we were relying on PCRs," Walensky said.
Walensky also addressed Tuesday's news from the FDA that, according to early data, rapid antigen tests may be less sensitive when it comes to the omicron variant.
"We do know that the most sensitive test you can do is a PCR test," Walensky said. "So if you have symptoms and you have a negative antigen test, we do ask you to go and get a PCR to make sure those symptoms are not attributable to COVID."
WIND: more half truths from Rachel Walensky. Does she bother to mention that PCR tests have long been grossly misused (anti-science!), with cycle threshold values (Ct value) of 1000X or more too high (32 or higher but 25 is appropriate), causing massive numbers of non-case positives? She does not bother to mention that critically misleading flaw used for the past two years.
Two years of COVID terrorism kept people locked-down and terrified with tests that frequently meant nothing from a health standpoint.
You cannot trust anything that your government tells you.