The World Health Organization Announces : PCR test is not sufficient to diagnose COVID 19
This announcement of what has been obvious (to those of us who could understand PCR technology) occurred on 1-20-21. You know what else happened on that day, and who will be credited for the reported “decline” of COVID-19. Subsequently, the numbers of COVID “cases” will plunge closer to actual levels, and there will be a resurgent recognition that other respiratory ailments still exist, including the flu, the ever present tuberculosis, bacterial pneumonia, COPD, etc. The old lab tests that we used to see will be ordered once again. (Orders for flu shots might also increase above the oddly low levels observed locally this year, and perhaps an oseltamivir order will actually flash up on the computer screen!)
This is where the screen shot, shown below, was obtained: WHO Information Notice for IVD Users 2020/05 . https://www.who.int/news/item/20-01-2021-who-information-notice-for-ivd-users-2020-05 . It is placed here so you will know exactly what was seen, and the revision of the 2020/05 advice, the “13 January 2021” date of version 2, and the “20 January 21” date that these 370 words were provided for us all by the World Health Organization.