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Dr. Kary Mullis on PCR test: It doesn’t tell you that you’re sick, and it doesn’t tell you that the thing you ended up with really was going to hurt you or anything like that. It’s the application that matters.

“Analytical presentations (of the evidence) ultimately stand or fall depending on the quality, relevance, and integrity of their content.”Edward Tufte - Beautiful Evidence




Ian Johnston is a Science Correspondent for the Independent.

He explores the question, how do we build a human?

Ask a biologist, a chemist, and a physicist… What’s the body made of?

“Water,” says the biologist, giving a reply that has surprised generations of schoolchildren who understandably may have expected something more solid.

“Oxygen,” insists the chemist, raising the insubstantiality of our existence a step further.

“Nothing,” retorts the physicist, clearly winning what seems like a competition to make humans disappear in a puff of logic.

So, what is the real answer?

Chemically? “The human body is made up of a long list of ‘ingredients,’ with the most abundant being oxygen (65% by mass), carbon (18%), hydrogen (10%), nitrogen (3%), calcium (1.4%) and phosphorous (1.1%),” Elisabeth Ratcliffe, of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Biologically? “The human body is made up of trillions of cells. Importantly, all of these cells contain a lot of water, meaning that humans are in fact around 65 percent water. The water in cells helps with chemical reactions, transports oxygen and waste, and acts as a shock absorber.” We are also a host to trillions of other micro-organisms that can promote or hinder our internal harmony and homeostasis. This includes the Microbiome and Virome.

Physically?, Dr Jess Wade, a physicist at Imperial College London, admitted that while about 99.9% of an atom was “empty space”, it was “cheating” a bit to describe this as the main constituent of humans – as this is also true of all other forms of matter.

Simply speaking, we are more nothing than something and we have 37.2 trillion cells that regenerate themselves at a rate of 50 million cells per second. Think about that for a second. As you read this your bodies innate wisdom successfully replaced and regenerated 50 million cells in your body, without conscious thought. All whilst dancing with trillion of bacteria, viruses and other micro-organisms living in and on us.

This is important to comprehend, especially when being offered an “anti-biotic”, a “vaccine” or any other human made silver bullet intervention. Considering viruses alone, without considering the gut microbiome, our overall health and wellbeing, our immune system and even our daily lifestyle choices that ignite epigenetic pathways with unlimited potential. Would be extremely reductionist and unconsciously incompetent.

We need to consider each individual in the context of their own life and the environment that they spend the most time in. It means that we a human, nature and spiritually energetic approach to the challenges of 2020. Co-creating and focusing on solutions for each local community and then the global community as a whole. Being mindful that what works for one person or community, may not be relevant and meaningful to another.

1. The C-virus is not new, the first article published in 1965

The first description of human coronavirus—a family of viruses that now includes SARS-CoV-2, the cause of the current covid-19 pandemic—was published in The BMJ in 1965.

The research, led by virologist David Tyrrell at the Common Cold Unit in Wiltshire, England, involved studying nasal washings from volunteers.1 The researchers found that they could grow several viruses associated with the common cold, but not all of them.  So YES, it was compared to the common flu and cold. So no need to polarise people when they do the same.

One such sample referred to as B814, turned out to be what we now know as a coronavirus. The paper concluded, “After considerable initial doubts, we now believe that the B814 strain is a virus virtually unrelated to any other known virus of the human respiratory tract, although, since it is ether-labile, it MAY be a myxovirus. Which alludes to the fact, that we don't know. A myxovirus is any group of viruses that cause influenza, mumps, and certain other diseases.

However, based on the data above it is 99.999% unlikely that it will lead to premature death and 17+% of people will probably test positive, even if they have no symptoms. And even if they do test positive, it is very unlikely that they will pass it on to another.
  • The virus was then imaged for the first time by June Almeida (née Hart), a virologist known for pioneering new methods for viral imaging and diagnosis.23 Almeida and Tyrrell were among a group of eight virologists to write to Nature in 1968, outlining their findings and naming the virus family coronavirus.4
  • “In the opinion of the eight virologists these viruses are members of a previously unrecognized group which they suggest should be called the coronaviruses, to recall the characteristic appearance by which these viruses are identified in the electron microscope,” the journal notice said.
  • They described the virus particles as “more or less rounded in profile” with a characteristic “fringe of projections . . . which are rounded or petal-shaped, rather than sharp or pointed, as in the myxoviruses. This appearance, recalling the solar corona, is shared by mouse hepatitis virus and several viruses recently recovered from man, namely strain B814, 229E, and several others.”

Perhaps we might need to accept that the coronavirus has always been there and is present and coexisting without any intention to move to another. Which according to Dr. Kary Mullis, this has probably always been the case;

"We can find anything in anybody if we look hard enough. Remembering that presence does not mean causality for sickness, harm, disease, or death. This is clearly backed up by the 99.999% survival rate."

Meaning that these viruses have always been part of our living virome. Identified as early as 1965 and until recently we haven't even bothered testing for their presence, let alone giving 1 in 380 trillion viruses enough significance to shut down the world's economies. We as a human race gave it meaning and significance, whilst remaining wilfully ignorant to other very important data in the mass hysteria of whatever this has become.


Today, the PCR test is an important tool for identifying viruses in the human genome.

The paradox is that we can find almost anything in anyone and people can remain healthy and asymptomatic even when host to many viruses. Presence does not equal causality. The presence of a virus does not mean its harmful or that you are infected with a harmful pathogen.

Keeping in mind that we, with our limited senses and human consciousness, have only started to understand the virome in the last 20+ years. We need to be mindful that we are only just on the frontier of understanding what nature has been doing for millennia and being able to apply this knowledge to our own health and wellbeing.

Let’s explore this further with the inventor of the PCR test and Nobel prize-winning laureate – Dr. Kary B Mullis, who won the Nobel prize for chemistry in 1993 for discovering the polymerase chain reaction.

He shares that “I was working for Cetus, making oligonucleotides. They were heady times. Biotechnology was in flower and one spring night while the California buckeyes were also in flower. In this moment I came across the polymerase chain reaction.”

“I was driving with Jennifer Barnett to a cabin I had been building in northern California. She and I had worked and lived together for two years and were an inspiration to me during that time as a woman with brains, in the bloom of her full womanhood. That morning as we drove up to the cabin she had no idea what had just occurred. I had an inkling. It was the first day of the rest of my life.”

“From there it’s a single sentence. I worked as a consultant, got the Nobel Prize, and have now turned to write. It is 1994.“

What he discovered is that An organism\’s genome is stored inside DNA molecules, but analyzing this genetic information requires quite a large amount of DNA.

In 1985, he invented the process known as polymerase chain reaction (PCR), in which a small amount of DNA can be copied in large quantities over a short period of time. By applying heat, the DNA molecule\’s two strands are separated and the DNA building blocks that have been added are bonded to each strand. With the help of the enzyme DNA polymerase, new DNA chains are formed and the process can then be repeated.

PCR has been of major importance in both medical research and forensic science. However, let's explore its use in 2020 and ask him directly what he feels about its use in the pandemic.


Excerpt from the Interview with Dr Kary B. Mullis

VIDEO speaker: I want to ask this to Kerry. “How do they misuse PCR to estimate all these supposed free viral RNAs that may or may not be there?”

Dr. Kary:
“I don’t think you can misuse PCR. The results are quantitative, but how these results are interpreted and applied is the real challenge.. See, with the PCR test, if you do it well;

You can find almost anything in anybody, it starts making you believe in the Buddhist notion that everything is contained in everything else. Right?”

“I mean, if you can amplify one single molecule up to something that you can really measure, which PCR can do, then there are just very few molecules that you don’t have at least one single one of them in your body, okay?

So, just because something is present “posiitve” in the human body does not mean that it’s meaningful.

This is where PCR could be misused, in the interpretation of the results we find or create.

Simply speaking, the presence of a virus indicated by a positive PCR test, does not mean causality for harm or disease.

But the real misuse of it is testing for 1 of 10,000+ retroviruses that are unnamed also in the subject. To test for that one and say that has any special meaning is what I think is the problem. Not that PCR has been misused.

Q: What are they using, an estimation?

Dr. Kary;

“It’s not an estimation, no. It’s a really quantitative thing. It tells you something about nature and about what’s there, but it allows you to take a very minuscule amount of anything and make it measurable and then talk about it in meetings and things like that.”

Again, that’s not a misuse of the PCR test. That’s just sort of a human misinterpretation of what the results mean for individuals and humanity as a whole.

The 2020 pandemic is a great example. It would be good to reflect on how positive PCR test results for COVID-19 have been perpetuated through the academic literature, the media, and even in your day-to-day discussions. Remembering that presence does not mean causality for harm or disease. Also bearing in mind that when done well, we can find anything in anybody.

All of this suggests the PCR test is good at what it does. It can find the presence of viruses in our human vessel. The challenge is how we as human beings use that information and share what it means for others. Do we perpetuate fear, change government legislation and even promote prolonged and forced isolation. Fearing a virus that has always been there? Or do we focus on the solution for humanity as a whole? Promoting good health and wellbeing practices, thriving communities and legislations that actually empower the good health and the wellbeing of all humans (explore the 12 medicines), not just some.

Dr. Kary B Mullis speaks openly about PCR TEST


So what does a positive PCR test result mean?

Dr. Kary B Mullis shares that “those tests are all based on things that are invisible and the results are inferred in a sense. PCR is separate from that. It’s just a process that’s used to make a whole lot of something out of something. That’s what it is.

“It doesn’t tell you that you’re sick, and it doesn’t tell you that the thing you ended up with really was going to hurt you or anything like that. It’s the application that matters.”

Torsten Engelbrecht and Konstantin Demeter looked into a bit further too and found that

“COVID19 PCR Tests are Scientifically Meaningless.”

They shared that “Lockdowns and hygienic measures around the world are based on numbers of cases and mortality rates created by the so-called SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR tests used to identify “positive” patients, whereby “positive” is usually equated with “infected. But looking closely at the facts, the conclusion is that these PCR tests are meaningless as a diagnostic tool to determine an alleged infection by a supposedly new virus called SARS-CoV-2.

Dr. Shiva is a scientist who holds four degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) also shares his thoughts on the use of the PCR test. He stated briefly that the PCR Test was something that could not be used as a benchmark for detecting the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

“What they get from the PCR Test is they take a sample from inside your nose and the sample comes out in the form of mucus and so on. What they are looking for if there is a coronavirus will be a chain of RNA sequences. They get what they call ‘primary’. Something they think is the same. with COVID-19. It’s kind of like a pattern match. Then they find a match here, and you test positive, “he said in a talk on YouTube . However, if we consider what was mentioned previously, we can find a pattern match for almost anything in anyone. This means the test may in fact be meaningless when considered in isolation.

Dr Shiva also asked the inventor of the PCR Test, Dr Kary Mullis to share his thoughts.

He too warned that this method was not for detecting viruses but for nucleic acids. If a certain pattern is present we infer that the virus is present too. We can’t accurately determine whether it is new to the system, or part of the other 10,000 retro-viruses in our system already.  Either way if there is a pattern match, the test will be positive.

“PCR is not quantitative but qualitative. So, the primers they are looking for are probabilistic, not definitive.” Again, presence does not equal causality and harm. It's up for our interpretation. a 99.99% survival rate should not equal mandates and an unprecedented state of emergency. We have never seen anything like this in history.

The conclusion from the PCR test inventor and a range of experts in their field seems to be the same.

“Just because the test result is positive doesn’t mean you have the virus. It doesn’t mean there is no virus, but this has been infiltrated by interests for America and the rest of the world.”

So why are we hearing a different message? Is there an agenda? Is it a new realm of understanding? Are we unconsciously incompetent of the solution? Are we simply reacting from fear and misinterpretation?

To answer these curious questions, let’s look at the USA and the meaning they have been creating from the positive PCR test results. You might find this very intriguing


  • We are home to over 380 trillion viruses, to which we understand less than 1% of all their viral diversity, let alone the positive and negative health implications.
  • However, what is obvious, is that they have always been there, which means the 99.999% have no negative consequences on our health in the short term.
  • Viruses are co-existing with us, without directly harming us. This means that something is keeping the balance in our favor over our lifespan.
  • This amazing life-saving tool is our innate wisdom and natural immune system with a multi-tiered, adaptable, and forward-thinking defense mechanism that fights a war between our internal environment and the external environment from the moment we take out first breath.
  • Just because we haven't acknowledged that, doesn't mean that it hasn't been doing it our entire life. In the same way scientists in 2008-12 finally agreed that animals were conscious. Something we have known for millennia without the need for a peer-reviewed article to confirm what we felt and alreayd knew deep down.
  • We need to appreciate millions of years of evolutionary trial and error that has permitted our amazing human vessel to co-exist on this beautiful living, breathing earth biome.

A summary from Senator and Doctor Paul Rand sums it up well.

"You want more people to choose vaccination? So do I. Do you want to lessen vaccine hesitancy? So do I. Do you want to have that happen? Quit lying to people about naturally acquired immunity."

"The science is against you on this. The science is clear. Naturally-acquired immunity is as good as a vaccine," Paul said. "This isn't an argument against the vaccine, but it's an argument for letting people make a decision who already have immunity."

The point is that we gave this one virus meaning and significance and some people used that for political and financial means. At the expense of everyday people and wilfully ignoring what the science as a whole is saying.

We willfully misinterpret the data. Whether it is based on our lizard brain's fear of the unknown, our willful ignorance, unconscious incompetence, outdated germ theories, or whether it has been used for other means. I highly doubt we will ever know or be told with a level of honesty and transparency what's really going on.


If you do test positive, there is a 99+% chance that you will ok and presence doesn't mean causality for disease or harm. The truth is that we don't know much about 99% of the virome. We do know that the C-virus family has been presented and identified in and on us since 1965 and perhaps 100's of thousands of years before that. PCR technology simply enables us to see the unseen. The paradox is that the more we look, the more we test, the more we will find.

3 STEPS TO TAKE If you get a Positive C O V I D Test

  1. Ask yourself whether you are symptomatic, feel ill? If so, do what we always do when we are unwell, stay at home, and rest. If you need further support, we have an amazing modern medical system
  2. Get a second test and see if it's a false positive. Or merely just letting you know that it is present in your system.
  3. Get an antibody test - If you have the antibodies, you have natural immunity, which in early indications is 7 x more effective than the synthetic intervention to prevent long-term re-occurrence.

Before they censor this post, I'll be on the front foot and do my due diligence. Feel free to gain further insights on the WHO website.

Make your own self informed decisions from there. Most importantly trust your gut, your body, your innate wisdom and simply lift your eyes and look around.  Are we really in a pandemic? Or have we created one?



Remember what Dr. Kary Mullis shared above.

  • We can find anything in anybody
  • Presence doesn't mean causality.
  • Meaning that a positive test does not mean you will get sick or die from it.
  • It simply means that the virus is present in your virome.
  • Remembering that is only one of 380 trillion viruses, all mutating at a rate that is faster than we can comprehend or measure.

Use this information to make your own informed decisions as an individual, leader in your family, and community.


Original Article on Selfcare.Global

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