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Covid conspiracies Jim Corr claims government Covid response is 'biggest mass deception ever perpetrated on humankind'

The musician has followed in the footsteps of former Exposé presenter Aisling O’Loughlin by broadcasting his conspiracy theories on the encrypted messaging platform Telegram

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Jim Corr

Jim Corr has said that the Irish Government’s reaction to Covid-19 is “the biggest mass deception ever perpetrated on humankind.”

The musician has followed in the footsteps of former Exposé presenter Aisling O’Loughlin by broadcasting his conspiracy theories on the encrypted messaging platform Telegram.

In a video, he addressed his 3,036 followers in front of a green screen background depicting a mock newsroom and made numerous claims regarding PCR testing.

The Dundalk native said: “The public have been terrified into accepting emergency measures they would never normally accept but for this excessive fear enthusiastically generated and maintained by the mainstream media.

“The Government’s think tanks and spin doctors have expertly honed their abilities to take full advantage of any crisis that may arise and use it to implement disaster capitalism protocols, one of which is to put different opposing sets of information into the newsfeeds to cause confusion, division, and to facilitate social media censorship by way of ‘fact checkers’ which are really censors.

“For example, the inventor of the PCR test, Nobel Prize winner Kary Mullis stated it was not to be used for diagnostic purposes. Depending on the cycle amplification, false positives can, do, and will occur.”

While this claim has been shared around social media channels, it is untrue. The quote regarding the limitations of PCR tests was not directly said by Mullis, and is not evidence the test is fraudulent, according to the Reuters Fact Check team.

Corr continued: “Is this why we have healthy people being mislabeled as cases? The PCR test does not distinguish between the common cold, the flu, or Covid-19 and if you’ve been recently vaccinated against the flu, that too could register as a positive.”

This statement is also misleading as the swab tests used to diagnose Covid-19 are highly specific, but antibody tests, however, can establish if someone has antibodies from other coronaviruses. These are not being used to diagnose Covid-19.

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