In New York, Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo is screaming that hospitals are filling up, and he must extend the lockdown. But there is more to this story. Is the problem really about more people getting sick with COVID or that no one is leaving after they have been healed of COVID?
In an article on FEE, Bill Freeza explains what happened when his 89-year-old mother tested positive for COVID on Nov. 21. She wasn’t that sick, but was taken to the hospital, and by the next day her “low-grade fever” had cleared, and she hasn’t been sick since.
Even though she is not receiving any medical care, Freeza explains why 18 days later his mother is still taking up a hospital bed:
Her PCR tests keep coming back positive, even though the experts at the Centers for Disease Control as well as the doctors at the hospital where she is being held prisoner are confident that she is not contagious. Why? Because of Governor Cuomo’s inflexible order, which recognizes no other criteria but a PCR test of dubious clinical value more than ten days after symptoms clear. […]
After days of fighting my way up the chain of command, I finally found a responsible hospital administrator willing to speak the truth to me. I will refrain from publishing his name for his own protection. He told me that he has “tons” of asymptomatic patients across his hospital system occupying expensive and badly needed hospital beds who cannot be released to rehab or nursing homes because their PCR tests are still coming back positive. Some for months.
Every doctor in the hospital realizes that these patients are neither sick nor contagious. Every medical expert knows that PCR tests are highly prone to trigger on tiny fragments of residual RNA even when there is no communicable disease present.
Of course, this is not the first time we have heard of problems with testing:
And my favourite, after 13 members of the University of Arizona football team tested positive for COVID, they decided to retest and in the second round of testing only two had COVID. READ: University says false positive inflated COVID numbers 600% among group of athletes
The same thing is happening in Britain. They tested 10,000 students at the University of Cambridge a few of them tested positive for COVID, so they retested them and every single retest came back negative. They did not have COVID. Curiously, they were also using the same PCR tests that Cuomo is using in New York.