The weird thing about this story is that it is a story. The absurdly high failure rate of these lateral flow tests has been known for some time. They are not even clinically licenced for use in the way the government is using them.

So if the tests don;t work then why was it such a surprise that the test and trace system didn’t work?

17 thoughts on “Eh?”

  1. “Absurdly high failure rate”! Everytime this idiot writes something, he displays just how damned stupid he is. He doesn’t even differentiate between specificity and sensitivity. With cars, you can only get at best 2 of these 3 criteria – fast, cheap, good. With tests, the same considerations apply. And procedures should take into account the false positives as SAGE (but not the Potato of Ely) said all those months ago:

    “ The cheaper, faster tests that will be useful for mass testing are likely to have lower ability to identify true positives (lower sensitivity) and true negatives (lower specificity) than the tests currently used in NHSTT. Problems of low sensitivity would be decreased by very frequent testing. In populations with low prevalence of infection, mass testing that lacks extremely high specificity would result in many individuals receiving false positive results. In such circumstances, rapid follow-up confirmatory testing will be needed to determine whether individuals should continue to self-isolate – it is important to rapidly isolate infectious individuals, but efforts will be needed to quickly release false positives.

  2. And I suspect he is also confusing rapid LFT with slower PCR, which has higher specificity and sensitivity than LFT. What happens when you get a total moron to bloviate on any subject under the sun

  3. The ‘Gold Standard’ PCR test: “Mullis’s revolutionary method was used to detect genetic mutations to identify genetic diseases such as sickle cell anaemia. It was never designed to diagnose infectious diseases”. Mullis candidly states: ‘It’s just a process that is used to make a whole lot of something out of something. It doesn’t tell you that you are sick and it doesn’t tell you that the thing you ended up with was going to hurt you or anything like that.’
    It was also only accurate at up to 30 ‘cycles’. Anything over this increases the false positives. These tests have been using up to 45 cycles to provide a positive ‘case’.

    And a Southern California lab tested 1500 covid positive PCR results. They found 0 covid and 1500 mostly type A and some type B influenza strains.

  4. I seem to be the only one but I think the test and trace system has been pretty good. At the start, if I remember, the system inherited was designed to cope with 50 cases. The system now tests around a million a day, around 90% receive the results within 24 hours, around 90% of those positive were contacted for contact details and 90% of those details were in turn contacted. Given this involves the government as I say a pretty good response.

  5. I’m not sure why this is news.

    Its been obvious for a while that the governments prime objective was to maximise the supposed case numbers to justify the ridiculous lockdown policy.

  6. The ‘Gold Standard’ PCR test
    ============================

    Ah yes, the one the creator of which said was NOT designed to detect infectious diseases. And when he puta vid up on YouTube on this matter, it got taken down.

    Many state that 90-95% of PCR tests as conducted (too many cycles, none sterile environment) will be false positives.

    https://lockdownsceptics.org/the-pcr-false-positive-pseudo-epidemic/

    And in the US, they got positives for ‘infliuenza’ and claimed it was COVID

    https://greatreject.org/laboratories-cant-find-covid-19-in-positive-tests/

    Laboratories in US can’t find Covid-19 in one of 1,500 positive tests
    BY GREATREJECT · 11/04/2021

    CDC sued for massive fraud: Tests at 7 universities of ALL people examined showed that they did not have Covid, but just Influenza A or B – EU statistics: ‘Corona’ virtually disappeared, even under mortality.
    A clinical scientist and immunologist-virologist at a southern California laboratory says he and colleagues from 7 universities are suing the CDC for massive fraud. The reason: not one of 1500 samples of people tested “positive” could find Covid-19. ALL people were simply found to have Influenza A, and to a lesser extent Influenza B. This is consistent with the previous findings of other scientists, which we have reported on several times.

    Dr. Derek Knauss: “When my lab team and I subjected the 1500 supposedly positive Covid-19 samples to Koch’s postulates and put them under an SEM (electron microscope), we found NO Covid in all 1500 samples. We found that all 1500 samples were primarily Influenza A, and some Influenza B, but no cases of Covid. We did not use the bulls*** PCR test.’

    At 7 universities not once COVID detected
    ‘When we sent the rest of the samples to Stanford, Cornell, and a couple of the labs at the University of California, they came up with the same result: NO COVID. They found Influenza A and B. Then we all asked the CDC for viable samples of Covid. The CDC said they can’t give them, because they don’t have those samples.’

    ‘So we came to the hard conclusion through all our research and lab work that Covid-19 was imaginary and fictitious. The flu was only called ‘Covid,’ and most of the 225,000 deaths were from co-morbidities such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, pulmonary emphysema, etc.. They got the flu which further weakened their immune systems, and they died.’

    ‘This virus is fictitious’
    ‘I still need to find one viable sample with Covid-19 to work with. We who conducted the lab test with these 1500 samples at the 7 universities are now suing the CDC for Covid-19 fraud. The CDC still has not sent us a viable, isolated and purified sample of Covid-19. If they can’t or won’t, then I say there is no Covid-19. It’s fictional.’

    ‘The four research papers describing the genome extracts of the Covid-19 virus never managed to isolate and purify the samples. All four papers describe only small pieces of RNA that are only 37 to 40 base pairs long. That is NOT a VIRUS. A viral genome normally has 30,000 to 40,000 base pairs.’

  7. The problem with evaluating the LFT test with the PCR test is that the latter isn’t all that good itself – see commenters above.

    The problem with Test and Trace is that it probably won’t work well once the virus is widely prevalent.

    It’s all a buggers’ muddle, mainly by nature but partly by government action.

    Thank God for the vaccines – unless they prove in a couple of years time to have been a catastrophic blunder.

  8. The “test” part works fine; it’s “trace” which seems hopelessly broken.

    Let’s say you test positive. T&T phone you and ask “where do you think you caught it?”; you reply “at work”; and they say “you and all your colleagues need to isolate at home for two weeks on statutory sick pay”, to which most people reply “you’re having a laugh”.

  9. Andrew M said:
    “Let’s say you test positive. T&T phone you and ask “where do you think you caught it?”; you reply “at work”; and they say “you and all your colleagues need to isolate at home for two weeks on statutory sick pay””

    Can we all say “from a door to door political campaigner”?

  10. My daughter tested positive in 2nd of the month with others catching later I’m now progressively forced to self-isolate until 2nd of May and she and others are now out and about….I imagine a lot of people are happy to twist the truth to avoid the rules.

  11. @Richard T

    “Andrew M said:
    “Let’s say you test positive. T&T phone you and ask “where do you think you caught it?”; you reply “at work”; and they say “you and all your colleagues need to isolate at home for two weeks on statutory sick pay””

    Can we all say “from a door to door political campaigner”

    Better yet, say you can remember being in the same room as Spud and he was coughing a lot.

  12. The LFT was run up the flagpole in Liverpool last year and dropped down the shitter double quick when it produced massively fewer false positives than Bogus Johnson needed to keep the lying casedemic LD on.

    Both tests are inaccurate but it is likely that the LFT is not wanted for the above reason.

    Is it really true that a million disgraceful fuckwits are still getting tested every day?

    Christ millions of fuckwits in this country deserve to have the shite beaten out of them. They will be the cowardly wankers bellyaching if Blojob gets his social credit tyranny. Though of course they wont in case someone rats them out and their social credit score goes down.

  13. +++I have a “tinfoil hat” supposed transcript of a supposed meeting at which various Canadian govt hacks were given the plan for world control.

    I am afraid it hasn’t put a foot wrong yet–esp now Pfizer have said they want all vaxed mugs to have a 3rd shot in 6 months.

    The Irish are getting extra harsh treatment from their own scum. Prob to prepare them for Ireland 2040 when they are all to be forced into urban squalor in the big cities.

  14. Tim–I had a bitchute vid link below but your system wont take it. Since lots of freedom fighters are now on bitchute –this vid was from “computing forever”– this is an oversight yr man should fix.

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