(Therapeutic Goods Administration, a government office, claims there is “little evidence” to assess “clinical utility” of PCR or antibody blood tests)

“A Positive RT-PCR is not synonymous with COVID-19 disease! PCR specialists make it clear that a test must always be compared with the clinical record of the patient being tested, with the patient’s state of health to confirm its value [reliability]. The media frightens everyone with new positive PCR tests, without any nuance or context, wrongly assimilating this information with a second wave of COVID-19.” -- Dr. Pascal Sacré, Belgian physician critical care specialist, author and renowned public health analyst.

“So if we do a PCR corona test on an immune person, it is not a virus that is detected, but a small shattered part of the viral genome. The test comes back positive for as long as there are tiny shattered parts of the virus left. Even if the infectious viri are long dead, a corona test can come back positive, because the PCR method multiplies even a tiny fraction of the viral genetic material enough [to be detected].” – Dr B Stadler, renowned Swiss immunologist

“The number of serious and critical patients (with COVID-19) has not risen above 70 in Australia (population 24 million).”

“There is limited evidence available to assess the accuracy and clinical utility of available COVID-19 tests.”

“Serological assays (for COVID-19) have limited, if any, role in the diagnosis of acute COVID-19 infection.”

Imagine going to a doctor suspecting you may have a serious illness and being told that there are 2 tests available.

With the first test, a swab, they do not know, should you record a positive result, whether or not you have the disease.

With the second test, a blood test, they know for certain that the test is of no value in detecting the disease.

Would a patient find that situation satisfactory? Obviously not.

Yet that is exactly what the Australian government is admitting is the situation with its coronavirus testing. It is on the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA) web site for “health professionals”:

“The extent to which a positive PCR result correlates with the infectious state of an individual is still being determined.” And:

“There is limited evidence available to assess the accuracy and clinical utility of available COVID-19 tests.”

In other words, what are risibly described as the health ‘authorities’ do not know whether, if a person tests positive, they are infected or not. The TGA also admits that the ‘reliability of the evidence’ is uncertain because of the ‘limited evidence base’.

They know their PCR tests are dodgy and the serology tests are useless, so they are hiding it in plain sight in the hope that no-one picks up on it.

Yet testing positive is what is being called a ‘case’ (a word that usually applies people who are obviously sick) and the rise in so-called ‘cases’ is being used as the rationale for abusive and absurd lockdowns in Melbourne (where this writer lives).

Worse, most of the population has believed the propaganda and is more than willing to turn on any fellow citizens who have a different view, demonising them as ‘so selfish’ and cheering when they are subjected to fines of tens of thousands of dollars.

Meanwhile, the number of serious and critical patients (which should be the real definition of a ‘case’) has not risen above 70 in Australia since the pandemic scare started – in a population of 24 million. The per capita deaths are about 26 per million over a six-month period, a fraction of the toll in other countries.

Worse, the same dodgy practices about causes of death have been followed in Australia as happened elsewhere. The chief health officer in Victoria admitted that they were not testing for the virus, just assuming that if there were flu-like symptom it must be COVID-19. Deaths by flu in Australia, it should be added, are running unusually low.

The blood tests are even worse. The Doherty Institute has tested about half a dozen of the serological (blood) tests and concluded in each case:

“Overall, our findings continue to support recent position statements by the Public Health Laboratory Network (PHLN) and the Royal College of Pathologists Australasia (RCPA) that serological assays have limited, if any, role in the diagnosis of acute COVID-19 infection.”

This conclusion has been replicated elsewhere. Beaumont Health in Michigan ran a longitudinal study, starting in mid-April, which was supposed to look at the rates of infection in health workers exposed to the virus. It was based on large scale serological testing.

So what did the study’s conclusion (which was not easy to locate):“Higher quality clinical studies assessing the diagnostic accuracy of serological tests for covid-19 are urgently needed. Currently, available evidence does not support the continued use of existing point-of-care serological tests.”

Same result: the blood (antibody) tests are useless. You have to wonder why. The first explanation that comes to mind is that they don’t have the information they need about the virus to reliably test for its existence.

The Doherty Institute in its test of a Chinese PCR kit used an artificially created virus. Why are they creating it artificially?

There are some serious questions to be answered here but the Australian so-called journalists are, with some exceptions, not of a mind to ask any of them. They are too busy generating traffic by scaring people. So they mindlessly parrot the politicians’ and health advisor’s reasons for turning Victoria into a medical police state.

In Melbourne there are lockdowns between 8 pm and 5 am, people being sent to jail for not wearing masks, police patrolling public places to ensure the health officer’s dictates are being followed, violently if necessary, and other outrages.

The premier, Daniel Andrews wants to extend the state of emergency for another 12 months so he can hand all decisions over to the Chief Health Officer and claim he is doing the right thing.

Both the politicians and the mainstream media quack endlessly about ‘evidence-based policy’ and ‘following the science’. That is a lie.

They are relying on tests that, by the government’s own admission, are not reliable. This is not conflicting views amongst ‘experts’. This is the government itself. It is an extraordinary scandal and if there was a functioning media, the government would be exposed for gross incompetence and political aggression.

Victorian citizens who try to organise peaceful protests are being arrested in their homes and charged with ‘incitement’, whatever that means. The police have descended into total hypocrisy.

David James has been a business and finance journalist, editor, and satirical columnist for over 30 years. He has PhD in English Literature and his web site is




Gavin Canning - Sep 8, 2020

There is a lot more on gov websites which also back up these claims and also the PHLN statements. The issue with PCR is they pull up false positives and the government has directed doctors to NOT inform the patient if they suspect it is a false positive, as this doesn’t help the governments health response apparently. We never get told how many of the new cases are actually sick, for if they did we would be wondering what all the fuss is about because most are not. Even if they have a sore throat or runny nose that still could be anything. The problem is everyone is just assuming as there is a pandemic it just has to be Covid, what else could it be?? Bad tests and bad policies are creating the false illusion of an epidemic in Victoria. I am currently putting a ton of info together on this topic and hope to share it soon.

Marilyn Shepherd - Sep 8, 2020

 Reply to  Gavin Canning

Active cases are defined as someone who has tested positive, is currently in isolation and being monitored by the Department and who has not yet recovered. This is the dodgy definition of an active case – someone they forced into quarantine based on a dodgy unreliable test and Andrews is using those very dodgy things Twiggy and Gates bought. 

In Sweden “Two Swedish laboratories have discovered deficiencies in a CE-marked so-called test kit that was used to show if you have an ongoing COVID-19 infection. Due to the error, the test method could not distinguish between low levels of COVID-19 virus and negative sample. The error has led to about 3,700 people sampled in nine different regions have probably received false-positive answers. They have thus been wrongly informed that they have a COVID-19 infection.”

Historical data has been adjusted according to the official revised time series. [source] [source] Now I checked the sources as I do, the same tests are from the same company stupid Twiggy bought them from.