The PCR test is:
1. The current gold standard for testing for the presence of COVID-19;
2. Tests for RNA/DNA genetic sequences, which may indicate the presence of a virus;
3. The ACTUAL gold standard for virus detection is isolation and purification of a virus, not a PCR test;
4. All statistics downstream from PCR testing may not accurate, because the PCR test may not be accurate;
5. That means total case numbers may not be accurate;
6. It also means the total death rate statistics may not be accurate;
7. Wait a minute! There are pictures of the COVID-19 virus on TV all the time, with little spikes coming out of a ball;
8. Those pictures were generated by a computer, dummy.
The death rate statistics for COVID-19:
1. May be inflated, because the PCR test may not be accurate;
2. May include persons who did not die from a viral infection, but a pre-existing condition or another cause of death;
3. Well, the adverse reaction rates from the vaccine are being underreported, that’s for sure;
4. I’m glad the NFL season starts fairly soon so I don’t have to think about this.
COVID-19 infection rates are down:
1. Because the vaccine is widely distributed and effective;
2. Because the World Health Organization reduced the number of amplification rates for the PCR test, resulting in fewer positive test results;
3. Oh, I don’t know. Do you think Brady can pull it off again?
The CDC and Dr. Fauci recommendations that children wear masks and be vaccinated
1. Are geared to keeping my child safe;
2. I feel really weird about this. My child is not happy wearing a mask in the school room and at recess and children certainly don’t need to be vaccinated, based on scientific statistics;
3. I feel very uncomfortable about an experimental vaccine that injects synthetic RNA into my child. Who knows what the long-term effects might be? Even the vaccine manufacturers don’t really know the long-term results of doing this;
4. Somehow I feel manipulated to vaccinate my child, and I don’t like it one bit;
5. I think Gronkowski and Brady will have another winning season and go to the Super Bowl.
OK, here are the correct answers. Again, you are on your own to sort it out. I am betting on Brady, that’s for sure.
Molly Jones is a resident of Kealia.