There follows a guest post by Nic Elliott, host of the Sounding Board podcast.
I decided to order some lateral flow tests now that anyone can request to be regularly tested.
My aim – a simple testing of household available items to see what the results would be. The results are crazy.
- 3 gave a negative result.
- 1 gave a void.
- But 3 out of the 7 tests gave a positive result.
I make that a false positive rate of 43%, or 50% if you remove the voided result from the sample.
First I tested water – that came up negative. Then some tea left in my teapot, also negative.
Then I decided to test my own saliva (but not a swab stuck anyone official). That was negative, and still no voided results in sight.
I decided at this point to get serious and brought out the Lee & Perrins. This did give a void result, so it was time to bring out the big guns.
Pepsi Max (other vegetable extract-based drinks are available) – positive for SARS-CoV-2!
Then milk – a very faint line, but still classed as a positive according my official NHS leaflet.
And finally, mango chutney, the third positive COVID-19 test result.
Obviously, I am not going to report these staggering results, but maybe I’m looking for a conspiracy in the wrong area… Maybe the real bombshell is that COVID-19 is being spread through cola, cow’s milk and curry condiments.
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