Pam Popper tells us the tale of a whooping cough pandemic at Dartmouth - Hitchcock Medical Center.
Well - the medical experts there thought it was a potential pandemic after a number of PCR tests for whooping cough came back positive. They took aggressive and expensive measures to suppress it.
But more reliable and carefully examination, after the crisis had subsided, showed no evidence that there had been any whooping cough. None.
This example confirms the advice of the key creator of PCR testing - that it’s only useful for laboratory work not requiring particularly reliable results, and that PCR testing is not sufficiently reliable to be useful for clinical diagnostic purposes.
We have not learned from the past. We’re repeating the same mistakes, on a far larger scale, world-wide.