On Tuesday, Dr. Christina Ghaly, the Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS), revealed that 90% of COVID-positive patients in four DHS hospitals were not hospitalized for COVID-19 contrary to previous reports.
During the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Meeting, Dr. Ghaly presented the data on the number of COVID patients in 4 DHS hospitals over the past 6 months, ending on September 22nd.
“The study [found a] decline in the total number of inpatients who have positive COVID tests,” said Dr. Ghaly.
According to Ghaly, PCR results tend to give false positives for a couple of months.
“If you recall, we do test everyone on admission to the hospital for COVID. We used a PCR test, and because of that, there’s a lagging positivity given that the PCR test often remains positive for a couple of months, and it will take time for the trendline to decline to the point where it again mirrors the general population,” she said.
“We do still periodically chart audits to look at the total [percentage] of patients who are in the hospital for their COVID illness rather than just with positive COVID test, and that number is currently at 10 percent,” she said.
Kathryn Ann Barger-Leibrich, serving as a Republican member of the LA County Board of Supervisors, asked Dr. Ghaly, “what percentage were admitted for COVID and what percentage were admitted and then tested positive for COVID?”
Dr. Ghaly responded, “This is for the four DHS hospitals where we do the manual chart reviews to look at that. 10% are admitted to the hospital for COVID, and 90% are there for incidental findings. But they’re primarily there for another reason.”
Watch the video below:
LA County Health Services director Dr Christina Ghaly tells supervisor Kathryn Barger that 90% of their Covid positive patients were not hospitalized for Covid pic.twitter.com/NCr9HgduEy
— That’s what CA said (@thatswhatcasaid) September 27, 2022
The CDC has known about the faulty PCR tests from the beginning, but they still use it to test for COVID-19.
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky last December said testing at the end of quarantine is no longer needed because PCR tests can stay positive for up to 12 weeks or 3 months, as reported by The Gateway Pundit.
“So, what we do know is the PCR test after infection can be positive for up to 12 weeks so that is not going to be helpful,” Walensky said on “Good Morning America.”
“CDC recommends clinical laboratories and testing sites that have been using the CDC 2019-nCoV RT-PCR assay select and begin their transition to another FDA-authorized COVID-19 test… CDC encourages laboratories to consider adoption of a multiplexed method that can facilitate detection and differentiation of SARS-CoV-2 and influenza viruses,” according to CDC’s website.
Watch the video below:
“We followed numerous areas of science in making this important decision.”
Watch our full interview with @CDCDirector Rochelle Walensky on the decision to cut the COVID-19 isolation period in half. pic.twitter.com/SurIwhVber
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) December 29, 2021
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