CDC Used the Wrong Primers: Dr. Lee's Letter to Director Rochelle Walensky
On August 14, 2021, Walensky was informed that the CDC was using the wrong primers for a reasonable PCR test for SARS-CoV-2.
Dr. Lee has subsequently determined that Sanger sequencing is required to confirm any RT-PCR amplicon targeting SARS-CoV-2.
Dr. Rochelle Walensky Via Email Delivery
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30329
August 14, 2021
Subject: Implement CDC’s 2003 SARS-CoV Testing Protocol
Dear Dr. Walensky:
As reported by Jon Miltimore in an article titled “What Is the True Vaccine Breakthrough Rate? The CDC Doesn't Want You to Know” on August 13, 2021, the data have been a total mess throughout the pandemic. COVID, the New York Times recently observed, has shown the CDC is utterly broken. https://fee.org/articles/what-is-the-true-vaccine-breakthrough-rate-the-cdc-doesnt-want-you-to-know/
This letter urges that the CDC immediately switch to its 2003 amplicon sequencing protocol, the SARS-CoV Specific RT-PCR Primers https://www.who.int/csr/sars/CDCprimers.pdf?ua=1 , for accurate diagnosis of COVID-19 and determination of variants by sequencing a 348-400 bp cDNA PCR amplicon to verify the authenticity of the amplified product. The currently widely used RT-qPCR and whole genome sequencing technologies have not been proven useful for patient management and case tracing. All commercial RT-qPCR test kits were granted EUA “for the presumptive qualitative detection of nucleic acid from the 2019-nCoV” only. The entire country is now under siege from the scare of Delta, Lambda or other created variants without even a method to test for them. We cannot make public health policies based on presumptive data because it has serious negative impacts on the national economy.
It must be pointed out that the CDC abandoned its established 2003 SARS-CoV Specific RT-PCR Primers test protocol to promote its flawed unproven RT-qPCR test kits for SARS-CoV-2 in February 2020. This action of the CDC was primarily for its institutional agenda rather than for national interests based on US patent 7,776,521. Among others, the latter CDC-owned patent specifically claims “6. The kit of claim 4, further comprising a SARS-CoV probe that hybridizes to the SARS-CoV nucleic acid amplified by the pair of primers, wherein the SARS-CoV probe is labeled with a 5'-reporter dye and a 3'-quencher dye.”
Now is the time for the CDC to change its course to use PCR amplicon sequencing for accurate case diagnosis to avoid further chaos, which will continue to negatively impact on the lives of all citizens.
Sin Hang Lee, MD
Milford Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory
2044 Bridgeport Avenue
Milford, Connecticut 06460
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After watching Dr. Walensky’s past congressional testimony alongside Fauci et al on this circus, where she stated she learned about the Pfizer jab efficacy from TV and not through internal channels, I can say without a doubt that Dr. Lee’s elegantly worded email to Dr. Walensky will likely be deleted without reading.
We might want to buy short form tv commercials and introduce TL;DR versions of letters like this and address them to specific people. Sadly, the media capture by big pharma won’t allow for a simple public service announcement ad to hit the cable waves…however, all we really need is the delivery address of the affiliate networks and I’m willing to bet some of the spots would run if only by accident due to inept humans running whatever comes in the door. I had infomercials run this way in the past where I had no contract. My conclusion is that someone at the network played the wrong file. I know this happened more than once because I was taking the (unexpected) phone calls.
This is just one more example of blatant fraud and deceit. They had their objective - jab, jab, jab - and nothing else, certainly not science -mattered.