Yeah, we did say.
The American Food and Drug Agency (FDA) says the performance of the Innova-manufactured lateral flow test – the one in use across Britain, including in schools – has not been proven to be reliable and, for that reason, the test should either be returned to the manufacturer or thrown in the bin.
The Guardian, who previously broke the story about LFTs being as little as 2% accurate, go further saying in today's report, saying: The FDA has raised significant concerns about the rapid Covid test on which the U.K. Government has based its multibillion-pound mass testing programme.
In a scathing review, the US health agency suggested the performance of the test had not been established, presenting a risk to health, and that the tests should be thrown in the bin or returned to the California-based manufacturer Innova.
The FDA report states:
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning the public to stop using the Innova SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Qualitative Test for diagnostic use. The FDA has significant concerns that the performance of the test has not been adequately established, presenting a risk to health. In addition, labeling distributed with certain configurations of the test includes performance claims that did not accurately reflect the performance estimates observed during the clinical studies of the tests. Finally, the test has not been authorized, cleared, or approved by the FDA for commercial distribution or use in the United States, as required by law.
The Innova SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Qualitative Test is also distributed under the names Innova COVID-19 Self-Test Kit (3T Configuration), Innova SARS-CoV-2-Antigen Rapid Qualitative Test (7T Configuration), and Innova SARS-CoV-2-Antigen Rapid Qualitative Test (25T Configuration)...
In the UK, Innova lateral flow tests form the cornerstone of 'Operation Moonshot', the mass-testing scheme championed by Matt Hancock and Boris Johnson. The idea was that the ability to deliver results within 30 minutes – without the need for processing in a laboratory – provided a cheap, pragmatic and efficient way to identify people who had caught the virus but not fallen ill.
These are the very tests given free to millions in England, for use at home or at test centres, workplaces and schools, and, these were earmarked to be used by travel companies to restart the industry, with the aim of detecting more cases, supposedly to help break the chain of transmission. and they are completely useless. Just as we said they were. The FDA announcement is particularly damning, but it will make absolutely no difference to the pandemic overall. Even though without accurate tests, just as critics have said all along, you don't even have a pandemic, this will be smoothed over, ignored and buried. We saw the exact same thing happen when it was discovered that the Death figures were vastly inflated with other causes, and that PCR tests too were entirely useless. In truth no amount of evidence, however daming, will change the narrative, of that we can be sure.