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I have not read that any of these papers runs their genetic sequencing experiments multiple times so I thought I would ask ESR. Let's take the following situation where there is 1 sample that ESR has run PCR on and is positive (for an alleged virus).

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This sample should be added to 10 flasks using their normal cell culture process. CPE should be exhibited from all 10 flasks right? Then take the output from all 10 flasks and run that through their genetic sequencing experiments. The genetic sequence should be 100% the same for all 10 flasks if they actually found a virus. But we know that since there is so much manual manipulation of reads and contigs, and that the gene sequencing programs are non-deterministic, that they will not be able to produce 100% matches between all 10 flasks. But I thought it would be interesting to ask if they ever considered doing that experiment because that would surely disprove their results. I also asked them to run a control using a sample from a healthy person (PCR non-positive). Also remember, repeatability is a cornerstone of the scientific method. If you cannot repeat an experiment and get the same results, your experiment is not scientific.

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