Let’s clear up the “new variant” propaganda being spouted by the UK Government and the Mainstream Media once and for all…
The first “variant” of SARS-CoV-2 which authorities claim causes COVID-19 has never been scientifically isolated. This has been publicly documented via Freedom of Information Requests to the U.K. Government which can be found here.
And also in CDC documentation (page 43) in the USA, which states “no quanitifiable virus isolates of the 2019-nCoV were available for CDC use”.
It still cannot be detected accurately via PCR / lateral flow testing.
PCR does not test for virus material, it is an amplification tool that detects RNA, which is similar to DNA. We all have it. If you amplify test material using PCR enough times, “you can find anything in anybody” to directly quote Kary Mullis, the creator of the test, and this is exactly what authorities have done by testing at up to 45 cycles.