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fygjam

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  1. Well I'd think there's no point on running the same test on a sample that's returned an inconclusive result so it's a new sample and a new test.
  2. No, because it's re-tested until a determinate result is obtained. That's what goes in the statistics.
  3. Inconclusive usually means a re-test until a definitive result is obtained. I forgot, in my earlier post, at least in the early days two different fragments of viral DNA were tested for along with a positive control (it should always return positive) and a negative control which should never return a positive result. So a positive test was both fragments of viral DNA being detected plus the positive control. A negative test was just the positive control. Anything else was indeterminate and required a re-test.
  4. You may recall that back in the beginning I posted a YouTube video of how a SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test is performed in one of the now closed threads. But some board member squealed and complained about too much sciency stuff.
  5. Speculating wildly... RT-PCR is a DNA amplification process (the SARS-CoV-2 virus is an RNA virus but the RNA is converted to DNA because DNA is more stable. The conversion is the RT, reverse transcriptase, part). PCR searches for small fragments of DNA which are unique to the virus. It keeps doubling the DNA each cycle (the chain reaction) so if there was only one copy of the desired fragment then after one cycle there would be 2 copies. After the next cycle 4 then 8, 16, 32... I don't know about the UK but in the US the norm is to run to 40 cycles so the one fragment (if prese
  6. Without knowing how the swabs were processed (RT-PCR, LAMP) probably doesn't figure.
  7. It is not up to me to provide the evidence to support your bogus argument. You want to claim high false positive rates, provide the evidence or accept you are wrong.
  8. How's that October court case going. Only a few more days!
  9. In other words you can't support your claim. Up to you.
  10. Christ, not this bullshit again. The information is there if anyone is prepared to look. In June testing of a RT-PCR system being offered was carried out on behalf of the Australian government. 156 samples containing the SARS-CoV-2 virus were prepared, the positive samples. 115 samples containing RNA from other viruses but not the SARS-CoV-2 virus were also prepared, the negative samples. The samples were randomized and tested at 3 different laboratories using the RT-PCR system being evaluated. The results were So worst case 3% false positive,
  11. Do you ever read the posts you are replying to? What infectious agent causes Coronary Artery Disease, Stroke, Alzeimers, Road Injury, Cancers, Suicide etc. I will refrain from adding gratuitous comments as to your literacy skills, I heed the warning.
  12. Can you name 2 that have infected over 40 million people and killed over 1 million people across the world in the past 10 months. With statistics of course. Shouldn't be too difficult if, as you claim, there are loads.
  13. No need! 0, zero, nil, nada cases of community transmission since 11th April. Disease ridden people from Europe still arriving but they are caught in quarantine. Disease ridden people from the Eastern States trying to get in are told to fukoff.
  14. And 100% of the true positives are capable of infecting 1, 2, 10, 20... people, some of whom will become sick and will need medical attention...
  15. And the New Content spots and stars have changed colour.
  16. ^^^ John Travolta been doing some reno?
  17. I assume you're the founding member...
  18. During a conference call, AstraZeneca’s CEO Pascal Soriot said the company had temporarily halted vaccinations in July after a participant experienced neurological symptoms, which were later concluded to be undiagnosed multiple sclerosis (MS) and thus unrelated to the Covid-19 vaccine. https://www.clinicaltrialsarena.com/comment/azd1222-covid-vaccine-trials-astrazeneca/
  19. I believe that AZD1222, AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine candidate, is still on hold in the US. Trials resumed elsewhere. Nothing to do with letting Moderna catch up...
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