Sunday, December 27, 2020

Speaking of stupid, let us speak of the 'asymptomatic transmission' bullshit

Published in November in the scientific journal Nature Communications, the paper was compiled by 19 scientists, mainly from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, but also from scientific institutions across China as well as in the U.K. and Australia. It focused on the residents of Wuhan, ground zero for COVID-19, where 9,899,828 people took part in a screening program between May 14 and June 1, which provided clear results as to the possibility of any asymptomatic transmission of the virus.

Asymptomatic transmission has been the underlying justification of lockdowns enforced all across the world. The most recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) still states that the virus “can be spread by people who do not have symptoms.” In fact, the CDC claimed that asymptomatic people “are estimated to account for more than 50 percent of transmissions.”
However, the new study in Nature Communications, titled “Post-lockdown SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid screening in nearly 10 million residents of Wuhan, China,” debunked the concept of asymptomatic transmission. It stated that out of the nearly 10 million people in the study, “300 asymptomatic cases” were found. Contact tracing was then carried out and of those 300, no cases of COVID-19 were detected in any of them. “A total of 1,174 close contacts of the asymptomatic positive cases were traced, and they all tested negative for the COVID-19.

Look for this all to be referred to as 'right-wing fake news sites/organizations'.  Constantly.  Because it screws with the preferred narrative.


Dan said...

Asymptomatic transfer of infections between people is certainly a reality.
Where the hell do you thing the term 'Typhoid Mary' came from. She was a
person who had a chronic NONSYMPTOMATIC Typhus infection and was believed
to have been responsible for SEVERAL THOUSAND PEOPLE being infected with
the disease. It's ALWAYS a possibility that someone can be infected with a
virus, have ZERO noticeable symptoms and be capable of infecting others.
It's not the MOST prevalent means by which infection spreads but it IS one
of the methods that can occur.

Conflating the varying vectors of infection
as an excuse to justify abuses of freedoms and rights is a totally different
issue. Covid 19 has been politicized and weaponized as a tool to be used in
the anti freedom campaign the left....and most bureaucrats....constantly wage
against us, just like HIV/AIDS was politicized and weaponized as a political
club back in the 80's and 90's. The SMALLER issue is the virus....which WILL
eventually become a nonissue as EVERYONE will at some point in time either die
from it or become immune to it....with many ALREADY being immune.

The MUCH bigger issue is the fact that freedom is being destroyed and this virus
is just the current excuse.

Firehand said...

Asymptomatic transmission is a thing, article doesn't say otherwise; it does say that they didn't find any cases of it with this virus as of now. And since the threat of that has been one of the excuses for the bullshit lots of governors and mayors have done, that's pretty big.

Pigpen51 said...

I would have to think that a study involving nearly 19 million people, which found 399 asymptomatic cases, that showed absolutely no transmissions, is enough proof that this virus is not so virulent that it spreads without someone actually being symptomatic.
The new mutation of the virus sounds as if they are fearful that it could be more readily transmitted from asymptomatic people and so that could be a danger, but as far as I know, they don't even know for sure, just how deadly, if at all,the mutated disease is.
So I think that for now, I suggest that we stop being so concerned with shutting down the country on an unproven idea, and instead open things back up, while at the same time, monitoring conditions on the ground, to ensure that no rapid increase of cases of covid19 is seen.
There is a vaccine now that is supposed to create immunity to the virus in question. The natural immunity will most likely also start to kick in at the same time the vaccine starts to begin to have any effect. So the number of new cases will rapidly go down,and of course the government will loudly proclaim that it is because of the wonderful vaccine, and will then call for everyone to take it, " for the greater good."