Since COVID broke out well over a year ago, the mainstream media has created a whirlwind of hysteria across the country and around the globe.
The talking heads have scared people so bad about the virus which I will remind you has a 99% survival rate, that they are still cowering in their homes and shunning family and friends.
The media has told us that this virus is something they have never seen before, it is a mutation and it is terrifying, right? That is what we have heard for the last 18 months and then they also want us to believe that in a short time they were able to create tests, vaccines and also that these vaccines were so amazing that they would be able to stop all future variants.
None of that even sounds possible but people are buying it hook line and sinker. Seriously, folks, the postal service cannot even get my mail here in a timely manner and you think that these “geniuses” made all this scientific headway in a matter of months?
Ok, let’s play devil advocate and say they did make this all happen, then that means they knew about this virus beforehand and were well prepared to fight it.
However, in this case, neither of those apply.
Last year, everyone was running to get swabbed up their nose with a giant q-tip that touched your brain to tell you if had COVID. Remember those fun times?
Testing centers all over town went up and people flocked to get tested.
Now all of those testing centers are mostly closed down, and yet…..the data is still coming in about this deadly “delta variant”?
What tests exactly are they using?
Now a follow-up question, are these tests (if they even exist) detailed enough to identify a so-called “variant”?
Courtesy of TimTruth.com, we have an incredible video where he called up the testing center and they admitted they have NO TEST that can distinguish the “delta variant”.
Watch it here on Rumble:
Even the far-left PolitiFact admits there is no test to identify the “delta variant”:
Now here’s the full PolitiFact article where they try and twist and turn things with their double-speak:
Public health experts say the delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus appears to be twice as contagious as the original coronavirus, and has become the dominant strain in the United States.
So, we must have a test that diagnoses this new mutation, right?
With a rhetorical question, a meme that shows a pensive Albert Einstein doubts the existence of the variant by claiming there is no test for it, saying:
“SINCE THERE IS NO ‘DELTA VARIANT’ TEST EXACTLY HOW ARE PEOPLE BEING DIAGNOSED WITH DELTA VARIANT.”
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No one is being diagnosed with the delta variant, or any other variant. Routine tests that individuals receive to determine whether they have COVID-19 do not reveal whether the disease was caused by the delta variant.
But through what is known as genomic sequencing, public health officials examine samples of cases to estimate what percentage were caused by delta.
Genomic sequencing from a positive test sample, said Stephen Morse, professor of epidemiology at Columbia University Medical Center, “would tell you unequivocally what variant infected that person.”
What is a variant? What is the delta?
A variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is one that has mutated in a way that bolsters its spread or severity compared with the original strain that emerged in Wuhan, China. Public health officials have noted four “variants of concern” circulating in the United States, including delta, formally called B.1.617.2. Discovered in India in December 2020 and in the U.S. in March 2021, it is the most transmissible of the four variants. While it is not yet known if the delta produces more serious illness, it threatens to accelerate the spread of the pandemic.
If individual testing doesn’t reveal delta, how do we know it is in play?
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explains how it tracks variants by analyzing some 750 samples per week from state health departments and other public health agencies and making estimates:
“The SARS-CoV-2 genome encodes instructions organized into sections, called genes, to build the virus. Scientists use a process called genomic sequencing to decode the genes and learn more about the virus. Genomic sequencing allows scientists to identify SARS-CoV-2 and monitor how it changes over time into new variants, understand how these changes affect the characteristics of the virus, and use this information to better understand how it might impact health.”
In the U.S., delta is the cause of more than 80% of new COVID-19 cases, according to the CDC.
Individuals are not being diagnosed with the delta variant.
Routine individual tests don’t reveal whether COVID-19 was caused by the delta variant. Scientists use genomic sequencing to determine what percentage of cases were caused by the variant.
This post contains an element of truth, but ignores critical facts that would give a different impression.
We rate it Mostly False.
And more here from the Deseret News:
The delta variant of the coronavirus has been surging through the United States as of late, leading to an uptick of cases after a calm past few months.
With such a dramatic shift, there might be some people — fully vaccinated or unvaccinated — seeking out COVID-19 tests. But is there a COVID-19 test for the delta variant?
Is there a delta variant COVID-19 test?
Current COVID-19 tests can’t always detect the delta variant. The delta variant “carries distinctive biological markers that some among the dozens of commercially available COVID tests from academic institutes and medical giants may not be able to sense,” according to Fortune.
How to stay safe from delta variant of the coronavirus
If you’re really interested in knowing if you have the delta variant, you may want try out the polymerase chain reaction testing platforms, which looks at the genetic variations within the virus to determine its strains.
However, that test can take longer than a rapid test, which often takes about 30 minutes. PCR tests can take a few days to get the results and include some biological details about the virus you’re infected with.
“Those faster diagnostics may be able to sense whether or not you’re generally infected with COVID, but not necessarily whether it’s the delta strain specifically that’s afflicting you,” according to Fortune.
Avacta, a medical firm, has been building a test to detect the delta variant. And the U.K. seems to be building technology to keep an eye on the delta variant through specific tests.
How do officials discover the variants, then?
However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can look at specific cases of the coronavirus through genetic sequencing. But there isn’t a specific test that will tell you if you have the delta variant.
According to the CDC, sequenced cases are COVID-19 cases that the CDC has examined to review their genetic makeup and code. This is how variants of the virus are often discovered.
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