Thank you for making me aware of this.That earns an eye roll...
Based on this announcement, various types of misinformation have begun to spread, e.g. that the PCR test has a high false positive rate (it doesn't) or that it can't distinguish between Influenza and Covid (it is only positive for Covid, not for Influenza).
After December 31, 2021, CDC will withdraw the request to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the CDC 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel, the assay first introduced in February 2020 for detection of SARS-CoV-2 only. [..]
In preparation for this change, CDC recommends clinical laboratories and testing sites that have been using the CDC 2019-nCoV RT-PCR assay select and begin their transition to another FDA-authorized COVID-19 test. CDC encourages laboratories to consider adoption of a multiplexed method that can facilitate detection and differentiation of SARS-CoV-2 and influenza viruses. Such assays can facilitate continued testing for both influenza and SARS-CoV-2 and can save both time and resources as we head into influenza season.
I'm sure a click on "See why" in the screenshot would have led to a similar page.
A revocation in itself is just a technical means to giving the product a different status... the CDC is endorsing a different type of test, but not saying anything about PCR tests" in general, Rutschman said. [..]
"Nothing in the CDC's statement indicates that its test conflates Covid-19 with influenza, or that PCR tests in general do so. Arguments to the contrary misstate the CDC's language," she said.
Costco already has the Halloween costumes out for the kiddies and flannel jackets. Pumpkin Spice is in the air! Even though it's going to be over 100*F (37.7*C) this weekend.
Xmas decorations should be in store by the end of the month.
August 23, 2021
'The stories that we are now hearing about the caution that if you want to have Christmas toys for your children, it might now be might be the time to start buying them, because the delay may be many, many months,' [Kamala Harris] said.
Established cosmology says that the moon is basically a big round rock orbiting the Earth that the sun shines on. (If you have doubts, find a daytime moon -- dateandtime.com will give you moonrise and moonset -- go outside, and hold up a round object next to it, and compare light and shadow.)but not the moon one, its gone over my head
Genesis 1:16 Then God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He made the stars also.
That's slightly overstated: we can see something that emits light, but does not reflect it.Of course everything we see reflects light photons or else we couldn't see it.
Sheep have a strong instinct to follow the sheep in front of them. When one sheep decides to go somewhere, the rest of the flock usually follows, even if it is not a good "decision." For example, sheep will follow each other to slaughter. If one sheep jumps over a cliff, the others are likely to follow.
This is how it begins...
Say NO to Smoke Detectors!
People are waking up to the danger of smoke detectors!
Here are some FACTS you NEED TO KNOW!
Too many facts to quote here, and if I quote the best, I'll spoil it for you, and if I quote the worst, you'll not feel tempted to waste your precious 3 minutes reading them all, so I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place...
I admire the restraint shown by Squiggled Out In Blue Poster, in deciding to use the funnier EROTIC ALMOND instead of the more pointed MORON CITADEL.
For Metabunk, CONTRAIL MODE might be the best alternative, but I am also fond of DECAL MONITOR, with it's hint of an allusion to the "Mark of the Beast" which is often associated with the vaccines by conspiracy spreaders, as well as DEMOCRAT LOIN which sounds like it should be deeply meaningful even though it isn't. Honorable mentions to DOOM CLARINET, LARD EMOTICON and A LITER CONDOM.
I'm not 100% certain that the last comma I put in there is grammatical, but it feels like it is?At 46, and after many millions of words, I'm just now realising: I need to trim down my comma use, substantially.