Covid-19 testing and diagnostic data

Mr. B. Singh made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Public Health England

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Dear Public Health England,

The following relates to a previous FOI request ref: FOI-1243364 in the public domain in which the DHSC quoted the following :
"These are known as “Koch’s postulates” and were developed in 1884. However, as our understanding of disease and different disease-causing agents has advanced, these are no longer the method for determining disease causation. It has long been known that viral diseases cannot be identified in this way as viruses cannot be grown in ‘pure culture’. When a patient is tested for a viral illness, this is normally done by looking for the presence of antigens, or viral genetic code in a host with molecular biology techniques."

As per the above FOI we are asked to go to "Go-Science" for further information.
Question 1
So, can you please clarify, explain and give me the reason why the DHSC statement above states
" It has long been known that viral diseases cannot be identified in this way as viruses cannot be grown in ‘pure culture’" on the one hand but the SARS Corona Virus which we are told causes the Covid-19 virus has been isolated as per Koch's Postulates "in pure culture" as cited in the following Medical Review https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/article...

Question 2
Why then has Covid-19 virus not been isolated the same way as per above SARS Corona Virus was in 2003 ?
Question 3
Which symptoms uniquely identify COVID-19?
Question 4
Which viral antigens uniquely identify COVID-19?
Question 4
Which viral genetic code uniquely identifies SARS-Cov-2?
Question 5
What is the testing method and it's accuracy being used by the UK Government for unique COVID-19 antigens with supporting scientific verification?
Question 6
We are told by the MHRA that DNA-mRNA genomes in the 2 UK Covid-19 "vaccines" come from computer generated models and NOT from an "isolated virus" taken from an infected person (Human). Why then are both the Pfizer Bio-NTech and Astra Zeneca Oxford "solutions" called Covid-19 Vaccines when they offer NO live active Covid-19 virus to illicit an immune response ?

Thank you for your time and attention regards this matter and look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Mr B. Singh

Yours faithfully,

Mr. B. Singh

FOI, Public Health England

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FOI Team
Public Accountability Unit
Public Health England
[Public Health England request email]
Tel: 020 8327 6920
www.gov.uk/phe Follow us on Twitter @PHE_uk

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FOI, Public Health England

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OFFICIAL

Dear B. Singh,

Please find attached Public Health England's response to your request.

FOI Team
Public Accountability Unit
Public Health England
[Public Health England request email]
Tel: 020 8327 6920
www.gov.uk/phe Follow us on Twitter @PHE uk

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