The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) appears to have tacitly admitted that the near-universally used PCR tests may not be able to differentiate between COVID-19 and common influenza viruses.

CDC Seems To Tacitly Admit PCR Tests Can’t Differentiate COVID And Flu — Principia Scientific Intl.

 

Money Shot!

CDC encourages laboratories to consider adoption of a multiplexed method that can facilitate detection and differentiation of SARS-CoV-2 and influenza viruses. Such assays can facilitate continued testing for both influenza and SARS-CoV-2 and can save both time and resources as we head into influenza season.

https://www.cdc.gov/csels/dls/locs/2021/07-21-2021-lab-alert-Changes_CDC_RT-PCR_SARS-CoV-2_Testing_1.html