COVID-19 (pandemic) testing vs Theranos’ blood testing – similarity of underlying false/fraudulent claims

If people are not aware of the Theranos’ blood testing scandal, a quick Google search will reveal the details. The following is from Wikipedia (

“Theranos was a privately held health technology corporation. It was initially touted as a breakthrough technology company, with claims of having devised blood tests that required only very small amounts of blood and could be performed very rapidly using small automated devices the company had developed. However, the claims later proved to be false.”
“After all efforts to find a buyer went nowhere, what remained of the company dissolved on September 4, 2018.”

The underlying cause of Theranos’ demise, a reportedly 10 billion dollar valued company, was promoting and selling non-validated test or testing.

Similarly, if one would request validation data for COVID-19 testing (presence/absence of virus and by extension its disease, not of some non-specific proteins) in particular from authorities/experts, it will immediately become clear that claims of testing/pandemic are false. However, in this case authorities are making and accepting false claims for the testing and avoiding the Theranos like demise which would be unavoidable for long. Request the authorities to provide validation details of the available COVID-19 tests? The pandemic will disappear very quickly as did the Theranos.

For requesting validation protocol/details please follow the links (1, 2).

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