Some of the Covid nose swabs were sent to a lab for genomic sequencing analysis, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention casually admitted On Wednesday.
The CDC stated in a tweet, “Remember that COVID-19 nose swab test you took? What happened to the swab? If it was processed with a PCR test, there’s a 10% chance that it ended up in a lab for genomic sequencing analysis.”
Five to ten percent of COVID PCR tests are sent to labs for mapping “genomic sequencing,” which is a process used to analyze the genetic makeup of viruses, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.
The announcement made by the CDC, however, has raised concerns for the Americans about human DNA privacy, alleging that people’s DNA is being taken without consent, and on Wednesday, People questioned the CDC’s objectives on Twitter.
“Did the @CDCgov get permission from people to take their DNA???” Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) wrote on twitter.
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) February 16, 2022
A Twitter user also tweeted, claiming that the government’s DNA collection conspiracy ideas are accurate. “OMG they’re admitting they stole your DNA using the nose swabs & it’s now being used in labs to study genome sequencing, Yet another “conspiracy theory” that was 1000% true. Class-action lawsuit there for the taking of labs using your genes without your consent or compensation.”
OMG they’re admitting they stole your DNA using the nose swabs & it’s now being used in labs to study genome sequencing.
Yet another “CoNsPiRaCy ThEoRy” that was 1000% true.
Class-action lawsuit there for the taking of labs using your genes without your consent or compensation. https://t.co/3d3vm6pjN7
— US Rebel (@USRising1776) February 16, 2022
According to the Gateway Pundit:
Many Americans were forced to take nose swabs processed with a PCR test in order to work, travel or get life-saving surgical procedures.
Now those swabs are being used by scientists to track Covid variants.
Alberto Ascherio, Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition said, “There is no need to test human DNA, but of course, it will be on the swab so it could be tested, which is probably what people may worry about…”
Although there may be the chance for human DNA to get sequenced, Ascherio says it’s unlikely, the PCR tests used for genomic sequencing help distinguish common variants of the virus.
Here are some of the comments from folks online:
“Specimens have labels with identifying information. All data can be directly linked to the subject. Specimens can be stored and data mined indefinitely. Who has access to the specimens? Who has access to the data? What tests are being run? Who decides what tests to run? Can people request disclosure and destruction of their specimen and data? Was informed consent obtained? This is a huge ethics breach.”
“Wow pulling a Henrietta Lacks on all of us. It’s beyond me why people trust the cdc blindly even when they change their mind every other week”
“They say 10% but I’m sure it’s a lot closer to 100%”
“Remember when you told people their DNA was harvested and analyzed without their consent and class action lawyers across the nation instantly made reservations at their local Porsche dealership?”
“Remember that manufactured virus that was unleashed on the world in 2019? What happened after that destroyed all trust in the CDC and confirmed the organization is political instead of scientific.”
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