PCR tests are being replaced by rapid lateral flow tests which produce significantly fewer false positives.
Any PCR tests which are being used are being run at lower cycle thresholds (amplification rate) which also produces fewer false positives. All part of a strategy to make it appear that the lockdowns have worked so that they can justify lockdowns again in the future. But scratch beneath the surface to see that countries and states which had the worst lockdowns actually had more cases and deaths.
The Global and Mail writes: As the number of new coronavirus infections in Canada continues to fall, a similar phenomenon is unfolding in many other parts of the world, leading experts to try to better understand why COVID-19 cases are plummeting right now.
Stronger public-health measures, stricter adherence to the rules borne out of fear of faster-spreading variants, and the natural seasonality of coronaviruses could all be playing a part, observers say. In countries with relatively high rates of vaccination and infection, such as the United States and Britain, immunity could also be starting to slow the spread. (Read more) >>>