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Has SARS-CoV-2 been purified in a lab? If not, does this imply that the PCR test for it is not specific?

It is essentially irrelevant whether the virus was purified, and the reason it wasn't in the cases that the Youtube video mentioned is that it simply was not necessary or useful to add a purification ...
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Has SARS-CoV-2 been purified in a lab? If not, does this imply that the PCR test for it is not specific?

The whole you-didn't-image-this-in-a-highly-purified-sample is a red herring with regard to determining whether a (suspected) virus is a "a brand new viral pathogen" or not. Nobody does that ...
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Did "the" (or a) European Court declare that Covid-19 PCR tests are "not fit for purpose"?

Yes. A Portuguese court found the isolated use of nothing but a PCR-test is 'not fit for purpose'. The purpose here being the ordered quarantine of those merely 'tested positive'. The court concluded ...
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