WHO Now Says Asymptomatic COVID-19 Might Not Spread the Virus As Much as They Thought
UPDATE: The World Health Organization has since clarified, saying that asymptomatic spread may account for up to 40% of COVID-19 transmission. Our original article and initial report from CNBC is below:
15 days to slow the spread or flatten the curve or whatever the hell the instructions were three to four months ago. Who remembers the exact instructions given? None of it matters, because we're now entering June and all this hoopla started in March. You do the simple math, because it ain't 15 days. The reasoning behind social distancing, "stay safe, stay home," the incrementalization of boiling our frogs with the shutdown, was all to "stop the spread" or "flatten the curve" of COVID-19. Until powers at be decided to shift the goal posts a little to test just how pliable the people are. We were all told that the dangerous thing about COVID-19 was that even people who were asymptomatic could spread it and kill grandma. So don't you dare go to the pool, young man. Well, now WHO is trying to have their cake and deny it to the rest of us, even you morons out there jogging while masked. Take off the masks already, you brainless sheep. As it turns out, COVID-19 might not spread as much as the "experts" tried scaring us into believing it did. From CNBC:
Preliminary evidence from the earliest outbreaks indicated that the virus could spread from person-to-person contact, even if the carrier didn't have any symptoms. But WHO officials now say that while asympomatic spread can occur, it is not the main way it's being transmitted.
"From the data we have, it still seems to be rare that an asymptomatic person actually transmits onward to a secondary individual," Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, head of WHO's emerging diseases and zoonosis unit, said at a news briefing from the United Nations agency's Geneva headquarters. "It's very rare."
So the shutdown was just a whoopsy-daisy? People losing their jobs, taking years off their life, missed cancer screenings, being told not to go to the doctor, essential this and thats, increased suicide rates was for ...?
By the way, if you're out there trying to defend the actions of WHO, CDC, or anyone in government who went along with these draconian measures (including Trump, sorry MAGAsexuals), stop right now. Now is the time for you to feel cheated, tricked, angered, bamboozled, ram-rodded, rail-roaded, frustrated, whatever it takes for the shutdown to end now. Phases can shove it up the nearest rectum. We return to normal. Immediately.
I have noticed a few more tweeters than usual are actually reading the article before reacting to the headline. But people who are so drastically wrong will look for anything to prove they weren't hoodwinked into destroying our way of life, and shaming everyone else who maybe suggested it was a mistake. They're glomming onto this little nugget:
More research and data are needed to "truly answer" the question of whether the coronavirus can spread widely through asymptomatic carriers, Van Kerkhove added.
Can it spread through asymptomatic cases? Sure. But not widely, not so far. We can see that in Sweden, where the country didn't shutdown. Sweden had similar rates as countries that did shutdown, if not better in many instances.
Also, not to be that person but someone has to be that person and I love being that person, this is the very next paragraph:
"We have a number of reports from countries who are doing very detailed contact tracing," she said. "They're following asymptomatic cases. They're following contacts. And they're not finding secondary transmission onward. It's very rare."
It's very rare. So yeah, it can be spread through people who're asymptomatic. But it's not the main spreader.
This basically also means your masks are stupid. If you're healthy, if your'e not showing symptoms, you wearing a mask is stupid.
Which means after the dentist's office and orthodontist's both screen me for my health and symptoms and I'm showed I'm clear, there's no need for me to wear a mask. Dentist office. Orthodontist office. Think about that for a second.
End the shutdown. End the phases. Print this CNBC story and show it to everyone you know. Enough is enough.
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