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After a year and a bit of CT35+

A CT of more than 28 is completely pointless;

Respiratory specimen for SARS-CoV-2 sequencing
• Specimen selection
o Clinical specimens for sequencing should have an RT-PCR Ct value ≤28.

And the "fact check" as always is completely laughable.

Claim that high PCR test sensitivity inflates COVID-19 cases wrongly conflates the issue of contagiousness with the presence of infection
PCR tests to detect viral diseases that have a high level of sensitivity can produce a positive result even if a person only harbors trace amounts of virus or non-infectious virus, like in recovering patients. Hence a positive test result from a PCR test without additional information about viral lo…
Incorrect: Regardless of whether a person tested positive with a high or low viral load, a positive test indicates that the person is or has been infected with the virus, which qualifies them as a COVID-19 case. The high number of COVID-19 cases reported in the U.S. is due to a large number of infected people, not the PCR test's sensitivity.

So the numbers have been inflated by recording as an active case, that anyone who at "some point" has had and fought off the virus. Asymptomatic, previously sick or not everyone is covid positive!

This is completely unacceptable for anyone that knows anything about recording data.

Don't read this

If the CT is "high" then your viral genomic load is "low", it's inversely proportional to the load.

i.e "The higher the CT the less sick/potentially sick you are, depending on where you may be in the virus timeline."

SARS-CoV-2 Cycle Threshold: A Metric That Matters (or Not) |
The cycle threshold (Ct) in reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) SARS-CoV-2 tests is gaining currency as a potential marker for severe disease in patients with COVID-19 illness. Amid mounting evidence in the clinical literature, however, some in the laboratory community are urgin…
One retrospective cohort study evaluated 314 patients admitted to the hospital with a positive SARS-CoV-2 test and viral pneumonia. Investigators used RT-PCR testing to group patients into three genomic load cohorts:
low -genomic load- (Ct ≥35),
intermediate -genomic load- (25<Ct<35),
and high -genomic load- (Ct≤ 25).
Following the patients for an average of 25 days, they determined that high genomic load at presentation predicted adverse outcomes independent of age, comorbidities, and severity of illness at presentation.

I added the "-genomic load-" so that its clear which "low" they are talking about. High CT means low genomic load.