CDC ratchets down PCR cycle threshold to make vaccines look effective

Back in November of 2020 I blogged a New York Times story about the PCR testing cycle thresholds and how we were testing at such a high rate that the test was capable of finding virus that has no chance of infecting anyone. In this blog post there was also video from Dr. Fauci where he says a PCR test run above 35 cycles is useless. Now, from the CDC, comes a document that says they’re recommending labs to use a PCR cycle threshold, for vaccinated people, of less than 28. My guess is they’re doing this to find fewer cases so the vaccines look more effective.

COVID-19 Vaccines are Effective

Vaccine breakthrough cases occur in only a small percentage of vaccinated persons. To date, no unexpected patterns have been identified in the case demographics or vaccine characteristics among people with reported vaccine breakthrough infections.

COVID-19 vaccines are effective. CDC recommends that all eligible people get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as one is available to them.

CDC recommends that fully vaccinated people continue take steps to protect themselves and others in many situations, like wearing a mask, maintaining an appropriate social distance from others, avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces, and washing their hands often.

CDC.gov

In case you didn’t know… COVID-19 vaccines are effective. They said it twice in the same blurb just to make sure you know it. Three times would have been magic but maybe they didn’t want to be so obvious.