Historic Portuguese Appeals Court ruling on PCR test

by Jon Rappoport

February 24, 2021

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I’m continuing my series exposing the COVID test fraud. [1]

On November 11, 2020—and ignored completely by major media in the US and other countries—the Lisbon, Portugal, Court of Appeal ruled against lockdowns, because they were based on unreliable PCR tests. [2]

The ruling was historic.

The off-guardian covered the story [2]: “Portuguese Court Rules PCR Tests ‘Unreliable’ & Quarantines ‘Unlawful’; Important legal decision faces total media blackout in Western world”

“Most importantly, the judges ruled that a single positive PCR test cannot be used as an effective diagnosis of infection.”

“In their ruling, judges Margarida Ramos de Almeida and Ana Paramés referred to several scientific studies. Most notably [a study by Jaafar et al], which found that – when running PCR tests with 35 cycles or more – the accuracy dropped to 3%, meaning up to 97% of positive results could be false positives.”

“The ruling goes on to conclude that, based on the science they read, any PCR test using over 25 cycles is totally unreliable. Governments and private labs have been very tight-lipped about the exact number of cycles they run when PCR testing, but it is known to sometimes be as high as 45. Even fearmonger-in-chief Anthony Fauci has publicly stated anything over 35 is totally unusable.”

The Court was declaring the PCR test alone could not be sufficient for a diagnosis of disease, and it was outrageous to believe it could.

A “case of COVID disease” without a medical assessment of clinical symptoms in the patient is no case at all. It is a misnomer, and, the Court stated, represents a serious breach of the law.

I have explained the issue of “cycles” before. Each cycle is a quantum leap in magnification of the test sample swabbed from the patient. When 35 or more cycles are deployed (some reports say 25), the result of the test is meaningless.

However, many, many labs use 40 or even 45 cycles.

At more than 35 cycles, the test yields an overwhelming percentage of false-positives.

This Portuguese Court of Appeal is surely the best “COVID-educated” judicial body in the world.

In prior articles on the PCR, I’ve exposed a triangle of factors that surrounds COVID testing in the US.

One: Anthony Fauci readily asserts that running the test at 35 cycles or higher yields useless and meaningless results. [3]

Two: However, the FDA and the CDC recommend performing the test at up to 40 cycles. Therefore, US labs will comply—turning out millions of tests that are useless, BUT WHICH FALSELY STATE THE PATIENT IS INFECTED. [4] [4a] [4b]

Three: And the NY Times reports that labs in the US never reveal, to doctor or patient, how many cycles they are deploying. [5]

That’s a recipe for cooking up a false pandemic.


[1] https://blog.nomorefakenews.com/tag/pcr/

[2] https://off-guardian.org/2020/11/20/portuguese-court-rules-pcr-tests-unreliable-quarantines-unlawful/

[3] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_Vy6fgaBPE (beginning at 3m50s mark)

[4] https://www.fda.gov/media/134922/download (see pdf page 38 (doc page 37))

[4a] CDC-006-00019, Revision: 06, CDC/DDID/NCIRD/ Division of Viral Diseases, Effective: 12/01/2020; see: https://web.archive.org/web/20210102171026/https://www.fda.gov/media/134922/download

[4b] CDC-006-00019, Revision: 05, CDC/DDID/NCIRD/ Division of Viral Diseases, Effective: 07/13/2020; see: https://web.archive.org/web/20200715004004/https://www.fda.gov/media/134922/download

[5] nytimes.com/2020/08/29/health/coronavirus-testing.html

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42 comments on “Historic Portuguese Appeals Court ruling on PCR test

  1. jim burney says:

    Great short report. Essential reading especially for family and friends. Well worth sharing.

  2. Maria Teresa Soares says:

    This was very important but portuguese government ignore that issue and continues making tests.

  3. glenn says:

    Well Portugal was not ignored by the media. It was attack for having such high death rates after this ruling was announced. Some places in Portugal listened to the appeals court ruling on PCR and it affected the ratio of deaths to case numbers. As more cases dropped the percentage of deaths compared to cases rose thus being misused as proof of higher deaths. .

  4. Ana Marta Teixeira says:

    Hello, I am Portuguese and I am very proud of this Court ruling and the courageous judges. The basis was that it was illegal and inconstitutional to make turists stay locked in quarentine for 14 days after arriving to the Azores island, as was the rule there. They made a great case explaining all the illegalities, including their appreciation of the PCR test, but this was very polemic and the newspapers were quick to find “experts” that dismissed and contradicted what had been said. Also, it was suggested in the public opinion that the problem was the law and the constitution, and that they need to be changed to accomodate the “new challenges of the pandemic”. The Supreme Judicial Council made an appreciation of the ruling, and decided that there was no case for a disciplinary action towards the judges (I bet they were pressured to decide otherwise…) This ruling referred to a period where we were not in an emergency state (in which we are now), but it even explained why the emergency state couldn’t be applied to a public health situation, according to our constitution. I am hopeful that the real experts are working in the background and waiting for the right time to act, I don’t know if I am being overly optimistic. When all the governments are faced with legal actions against their rulings, maybe things will start to shift. Until then, the Portuguese people is mostly acquiescent and ignorant. Those who aren’t, are censored and publicly ridicularized. Thank you for speaking about this 🙂

    • Sean says:

      Great update. Shows how they continue to expose themselves.

    • RegretLeft says:

      Thank you for this additional background.

      Your written English is exceptionally good and you propose, as well, some excellent reforms to our (sometimes) crazy English spellings. “turists” makes a lot more sense than “tourists”

    • Alan says:

      > When all the governments are faced with legal actions against their rulings, maybe things will start to shift.

      Fat chance because the governments control the courts. The most realistic hope is for the people to take matters in their own hands and forcefully overthrow the tyrannical governments. This can only start with the USA, because USA has the Second Amendment.

    • eduardo pinto leite says:

      Totally in agreement. The 34 page ruling is quite robust and doesn’t leave a lot of space to the authorities to continue acting as they were. The use of the ’emergency situation’ which has now been in place for many months now is the way the government has to circumvent the fact that most of the ‘pandemic’-related procedures were/are inconstitutional: this was exposed by the ruling. Apparently, after the WHO January recommendation the Ct was lowered to 35 (still very high!) in Portugal; but like elsewhere the labs are secretive and don´t disclose the Ct in the test reports. In any case ‘numbers’ are coming down like a rock.

    • Bib says:

      “.. the PCR test relied on for ‘diagnosing’ COVID19  – a test which was never designed or certified to be used as a virus diagnostic tool”…
      also PCR rest is …”known to be incorrect 90 percent of the time….”

  5. Paul says:

    “That’s a recipe
    for cooking up
    a false pandemic.”

    to my mind
    are the real architects of change,
    & not the political legislators
    who implement change
    after the fact.”

    ~ William S. Burroughs
    (American writer & artist)

  6. JB says:

    Why am I not shocked? This was BS from day one.

  7. Nancy says:

    Thanks, Jon. I wonder when the U.S. lawsuits re: lockdown, etc. are going to be heard. I understand there a number of them.

  8. Roger Welsh says:

    How do we prove that this virus does not exist?

    The house of cards falls then!

    Roger Welsh

  9. Haniel Adhar says:

    No one has COVID.

  10. Stef says:

    HELLO!!!! elected politicians!!! Are you paying attention? You were elected to serve your constituents not special interests and big corporations. We put you in, we can take you out!

  11. za ka lu says:

    fictional value devouring tangible reality, as is with all control system.

    concocted and imposed artificial values utilized with malice.

  12. Andrew says:

    Totally with you but if labs are tight lipped about their cycle #, how are you substantiating the claim that “many,many labs” are running at 40 – 45 cycles. Who has authority in U.S. to subpoena these PCR records? Why isn’t that happening?

    • Martyg says:

      Gov Ron DeSantis of Florida and the Florida Health Dept is reportedly requiring the manufacturers of the PCR test kits used in that State to disclose the number of amplification cycles.

      Florida is a relatively open state with regard to lockdown measures to the extent that Biden has unconstitutionally threatened to bar US citizens from traveling to Florida.

      However, De Santis is clueless about the Covid-19 injection agenda, praising the rollout of the injections (bioweapons) to elderly Florida residents. My impression is that unlike other governors, DeSantis is not a willing collaborator in the injection population culling agenda burt is what the KGB called a, “useful idiot,” with regard to this specific issue. However, I concede that I may be wrong about this.

  13. za ka lu says:

    wonderful to see some judicial body ‘acting’ rationally,
    however when nothing comes from this even in Portugal, how many will come to grips the courts have been removed from importance, ignored when it comes to helping? (we have the entire 20th century as evidence, is that enough yet?)

    The courts are commercial enterprises under the control of those who do not have our best interest at heart to say the least.

    their colorable value as ‘law’ is all a fictional value to begin with, as is all of the system; completely subordinate to our individual private estate.

    These courts are fundamentally businesses/commerce, at the very least a unknown foreign party to our own, under someone’s control as their possession, not ordained by god or our consent. They do not have our consent, never even validly sought.

    LIE after lie.
    Artificial value system.

    I was born before ever could have agreed to terms and conditions of commerce or any other party.

    First in time Best in law; absolute maxim

  14. Larry C says:

    “That’s a recipe for cooking up a false pandemic.”

    And what could be the motive behind the Hidden Agenda? Clearly, our nation’s economy is being CRUSHED…not with battalions of soldiers, not with naval armadas, carpet bombing, or tank corps just over the next hill.

    Our nation is being shredded economically by Endless Lockdowns, (a month at a time) With Our Acquiescence amped up by the Phony Official Narrative as served up on the nightly news.

    • Honest Liberty says:

      Agenda 2030 and the final destruction of Amalek (see gentile)

    • Arby says:

      It’s not just about American. This is, as Giorgio Agamben (Italian philosopher whose tranlsated article can be found on D. Alan Dean’s Medium channel) has explained, the beginning of the roll-out of a global biosecurity police State. It’s also Klaus Schwab’s Great Reset (which re-packages the Green New Deal). With that, the technocrats will usher us all into the 4th industrial revolution, which will favor powerful capitalists while enslaving the rest of us.

      Where we once had a reasonable mix of rights and obligations, now we will have only obligations and those will be framed in biomedical terms. Big Pharma has taken over the world. Of course, the members of the transnational capitalist (predator/parasite) class have varying interests but many of those overlap. Peter Thiel’s tech will help with Bill Gates’s enslavement of victims of his decade of vaccines. Elon Musk is down with all of this ‘fixing’ of yucky inferior biological humans. The police State (which pretty much all States are) like the idea of control, which makes their job of policing people, on behalf of the TCC, easier. Bankers are getting in on the act, because the alternative to their controlling the destruction of currencies is lose control of their corrupt system, with some of those players finding themselves in the crosshairs of lawyers and judges. So we are to get Chinese-style social credit, ubi (no doubt meager), while having our freedom of speech, freedom of movement and assembly, and bodily autonomy (Nuremberg Code) taken from us. As Jeffrey A. Tucker rightly noted, we are entering into a new feudalism. We’ll own nothing and have zero freedom and exist at the lord’s pleasure.

  15. Dr David Hill says:

    Something again that MSM has not let people know about the so-called Pandemic and the fraudulent use of the PCR test to prove basically nothing is the YouTube presentation “Dr. Reiner Fuellmich warns for Crimes against Humanity” –


    The world appears to have become completely corrupt between western politicians in all countries, global business, the 1% and the WHO have joined together into a Pandora’s Box that has been released on the World-sat-large.

  16. Dr David Hill says:

    Delete this please and substitute the one just sent if published. Thank you Jon !

  17. Steve McNeal says:

    Game. Set. Match!!!

  18. Mark says:

    The US Marines did a serious test of lockdowns, much more intense than the general public’s, and found it MADE NO DIFFERENCE in the virus transmission.

    “…extreme quarantine plus frequent testing and isolation among military recruits did nothing to stop the virus.”


  19. Joshua says:

    A diagnosis is done by a doctor under threat of malpractice. Not by a test.

  20. Ikia says:

    You have been connned.

    They didn’t make the vaccines because there is a virus. They made up the virus so they can get you to have their vaccines.

    (except that it is an injection, not a vaccination).

  21. Alexander says:

    And everyone forgot. The powers-that-be aka cabal elites, aka politicians, are all pedocrats, they’re the ones who uses the Scamdemic/Plandemic, in order to lock down ALL people, so they can prevent us from rising up, as we almost did with the Yellow Vests, when we finds out these pedocrats are so incomprehensibly evil, preying on our children for years, all for the sake of their addiction to adrenochrome they forced out of the stolen children, and this is why they’re locking down everyone and to continue their sickness, they have no souls, no good in their hearts, they are ghouls, devils, werewolves, vampires, cannibals, serial killers, all wrapped up in one, living off children like parasites, the very name of politics, “poli” = many, “tics” = bloodsuckers.

    Now you know why, the true nature of these evil narcissist-sociopaths.

    There is no fighting them and destroying their lies, when everyone still believes in their lies.

    So few of us sees through their lies, so we’re still stuck under their draconian insanity.

    Waking up the people is difficult.

    No point trying. Let them wake up in their own way.

    It’ll be generations before the new generations can wake up and sees the lies and rejects the lies and bring down the evil ones, finally.

    Then we’ll have true freedom, and no more bullshit from the elite parasites, for they’ll be destroyed, taken down. All children finally protected for all time, no more evil predation.


  22. Benjamin Martin says:

    Well now Jon, this is certainly very curious…two of the three major rollout industries developing a ‘vaccine’ pill. (Well, perhaps given that the MRNA product isn’t really a vaccine, then there’s no reason to call this one by its proper name either.) Why might they be doing this, I wonder…


  23. Arby says:

    I’ll go with Thomas Cowan who said that talking about false and true results from the PCR test misses the point. Everything connected with the PCR test, as it is being used, is false.

    As for the hoax, it’s a big hoax. It’s criminal, harmful and utterly evil, as well as very destructive. That destruction isn’t over. As with any big job or problem, it’s made up of many smaller components. In the case of the covid 19 pandemic hoax, each hoax component is easy to see through. How did the hoaxsters’ pull it off then? That depended for its success on the dumbing down of the people and tv played a huge role in that. TV and people’s own failure to simply care. Caring means knowing.

  24. Ana Pereira says:

    I’m Portuguese and I say that this was only meant to foreign citizens. Natives aren’t allowed to escape PCR tests and in due time one won’t be allowed to work if tests and vaccines are not taken. This will be our future. No vax, no trave and no work at all.

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