The CDC announced on Twitter about 10% of PCR tests, maybe the one you took, might have ended up in a lab for genomic sequencing testing. To help ease further frustration toward the organization, they released a video from WIRED explaining how our personal PCR tests might have ended up in more testing centers, why, and what happens during the process.  

Almost four hours later, the CDC realized how confusing their initial tweet was and issued another, more clarifying statement.

The Twitterverse went crazy with responses and questions to the CDC about sequencing genes and how they handle a person’s DNA.  

This person was upset she wasn’t asked for a release agreement:

The public is concerned about what the labs are doing with personal health information:

Genomic sequencing is a process used to analyze the genetic makeup of viruses. The explanation says how sequencing is used to keep track of variants that ‘pose threats to public health’.  

Genome Sequencing Video

The WIRED video, released on January 27th with currently a little over 100,000 views, explains that if you took a PCR test, about 5% to 10% ended up in a separate lab for genomic sequencing.  

The video talks less about what happens in the lab to ‘your’ DNA genomes, and more about upcoming viruses, including the most serious of them all called the “Variant of High Consequences,” or VOHC. 

The video mentions a recent collaboration between the CDC and WHO that created a group to help name and designate a consistent nomenclature system for the virus’s variants of interest and variants of concern. You can watch the YouTube genome sequencing video from the CDC here.  

As mentioned in the video, Genomic surveillance is a “useful tool” to share open data and rapid data to help public health.

Dr. Duncan MacCannell, Chief Science Officer, OAMD for the CDC, ends the video thanking you for your contribution and for your help, “When you go to a test site and get your nose swabbed, you’re really helping to understand the transmission dynamics. That will help us not only the virus that infected you personally but also trends in your local region, state, and across the country.”

The Center for Disease Control, who recently released guidance to ease mask restrictions for Americans, has been under scrutiny for withholding COVID data for over a year, advising it’s to help prevent “misinformation.”

The small fraction of the data that was released raised more eyebrows than clarity, mainly because of the massive portion of data groups left out. According to the Times, “The CDC has been collecting and breaking down data on COVID-19 hospitalizations by age, race and vaccination status for more than a year, but most of the information has not been publicized.”

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