That's right, Doctor. It's more or less an order. If I don't comply, I can't work for the company. I lose my job.
And you don't want to get tested?
I have problems with the test.
The number of cycles.
Doctor, you're aware they run the PCR test in cycles?
Sorry, never heard of that. What are you talking about?
Well, they take a swab sample from me. Then they amplify a tiny, tiny part of the sample many times. That's what the test does. Each leap in amplification is called a cycle.
The number of cycles determines the outcome. If they run the test at 36 cycles or higher, the result is meaningless. But at those high levels, there are many, many false positives. So I could easily register as "infected by the virus," if the lab uses too many cycles.