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PCR Tests Amplification for cycles

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Dear Department of Health,

Can you please provide evidence of what the current PCR testing cycles of amplication the Australian Department of Health is using?

Normal cycles are between 25-30 and i have heard from people that the current cycles of testing is conducted at 40 in Australia?? Which would be what is causing our "casedemic"!

If this is the case - it will mean that all tests that were conducted since the pandemic under the higher cycles have all been "false positives", which would mean lockdowns and state of emergencies have been illegal.

As of 31/12/21 the CDC will withdraw the request of the PCR Tests for SARS-CoV-2 Testing due to its inaccuracy in differentiating between influenza and the SARs virus!

Yours faithfully,

Dee Mo

FOI, Department of Health

Good afternoon

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST – NOTIFICATION OF RECEIPT AND REQUEST FOR AN EXTENSION OF TIME

I am writing to notify you that the Department of Health (department) received your request on 2 September 2021 for access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (FOI Act) being:

evidence of what the current PCR testing cycles of amplication the Australian Department of Health is using

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Legal Advice & Legislation Branch

Legal and Assurance Division | Corporate Operations Group
Australian Government Department of Health
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Dear FOI,

If you are currently running the cycles - why would it take so long to issue this information (you have asked for an extension to 1/11/21) . Surely the Department of Health should know the cycles they are using ??

Yours sincerely,

Dee Mo

FOI, Department of Health

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Dear Dee Mo,

 

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your Freedom of
Information Request to the Department of Health.

 

Kind regards

 

Annaliese

 

FOI Unit – FOI and Legislation Support Section

Legal & Assurance Division |  Corporate Operations Group

Legal Advice & Legislation Branch

Australian Government Department of Health

E: [1][email address

GPO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia

 

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