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CDC Says 10% Of COVID Swabs Sent to Genome Lab, Raising Privacy Questions

f you took a COVID-19 PCR test, there's a chance your swab may have been sent to scientists around the globe for genomic sequencing analysis, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.



In a tweet, the CDC said five to 10 percent of COVID PCR tests are sent to labs for mapping "genomic sequencing." Genomic sequencing is a process used to analyze the genetic makeup of viruses. However, the announcement made by the CDC has sparked human DNA privacy questions.


Remember that #COVID19 nose swab test you took? What happened to the swab? If it was processed with a PCR test, there’s a 10% chance that it ended up in a lab for genomic sequencing analysis. Learn more about the process and its importance: https://t.co/XAHSGANLxu @WIRED @CDC_AMD

— CDC (@CDCgov) February 16, 2022


Its' [PCR tests] being used by scientists all around the world to track the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 variants," the CDC said in the video.


People took to Twitter Wednesday questioning the CDC's motives, alleging that people's DNA is being taken without consent.


Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) wrote on Twitter, "Did the @CDCgov get permission from people to take their DNA???"

Did the @CDCgov get permission from people to take their DNA??? https://t.co/vuD10F9AyK — Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) February 16, 2022


Another person alleged that conspiracy theories surrounding government DNA harvesting are true.


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https://www.newsweek.com/cdc-says-10-covid-swabs-sent-genome-lab-raising-privacy-questions-1680038



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