How often have we heard the phrase "...in an abundance of caution..." as justification for a decision during Covid?
Usually, the justification was for some decision that was otherwise indefensible.
One of my sisters-in-law is a retired nurse. God bless her, she administers vaccinations to the residents of Ingham County.
She was lamenting the resistance many residents had to the vaccination and despaired of ever reaching "herd immunity".
So I asked, what seemed to me, the obvious question "Can't we reach herd immunity without everybody getting vaccinated? Isn't it a combination of those who were immunized and those who actually GOT the disease?"
She poo-pooed my feeble, layman's understanding of immunology. "Nope, Joe. It doesn't work that way. Lot's of people who were diagnosed with Covid have almost no antibodies."
"Polymerase chain reaction is a method widely used to rapidly make millions to billions of copies of a specific DNA or RNA sample"
DNA and RNA will cheerfully replicate given certain conditions. It must be able to do that for cells to divide. Given enough generations, a single virus trapped in snot will register as a Covid positive test. That only means that the patient's mucus did its job in filtering out particles, not that the patient was infected and shedding Covid virus.
Kubota, for instance, worked in a facility with a person who registered positive for Covid. His test came back positive. He never had symptoms. He lives with us and we never had symptoms. I would happily bet $20that he was never really infected with Covid. Sure, he had some virus trapped in his nose-snot. But that is not "infected".
The 35 generations of PCR amplification was justified "...in the abundance of caution..." and now they don't know who really had Covid and who simply inhaled Covid without it causing an infection.
"Oh what a tangled web we weave
when first we practice to deceive."
Somehow, given government's extensive experience in disseminating, deceiving and outright telling of lies that they would have been smoother in their Covid narrative.
"...in an abundance of caution..." joins "I am from the government and here to help".