Viruses have their own agenda

Following on from the Tucker Carlson/Polly post yesterday afternoon [the two clips], this today via Chuckles:

So it’s good to see that this tidal wave of evidence has finally gotten through to the CDC and the mass media, but it would have been better if stubbornness hadn’t kept the old ill-informed assumptions in place so long.

CDC updates its guidelines to say coronavirus ‘does not spread easily’ from contaminated surfaces – but warns it still ‘may be possible’. CDC says ‘touching surfaces or objects’ no longer considered a primary method of transmission.

It has been added to list of ways in which the virus does not spread ‘readily’
Differs from earlier advice which warned it ‘may be possible’ to catch Covid-19 by touching contaminated surfaces.

CDC continues to warn that virus spreads ‘very easily’ from person to person.

Yes and no. Inside a family home, someone with it infects surfaces, others touch those surfaces and do not get infected from that but then they touch their faces, eyes, mouths etc. and do get it.

So yes, it’s right that it’s not the primary transmitter but it’s still there. The primary transmitter is through the air but the masks are garbage:

Two metres is garbage – someone at that door of the supermarket coughs and it goes downwind to me in the queue and I get it or am reactivated. Fact is that a virus is no respecter of the measures so far. You get it and it’s the luck of the draw really.

9 comments for “Viruses have their own agenda

  1. microdave
    May 23, 2020 at 15:34

    “The primary transmitter is through the air but the masks are garbage:”

    A (14 page) PDF available from the following link gives more detail, with input from 7 different studies carried out between 2009 – 2020. It also points out that many people wearing masks for long periods suffer from headaches:'t_Work_A_review_of_science_relevant_to_COVID-19_social_policy

    • ivan
      May 23, 2020 at 16:52

      But you must admit that mask wearing does frustrate the facial recognition cameras being used by the police to track everyone.

      • microdave
        May 23, 2020 at 18:35

        Absolutely – but a simple hanky will do that, without materially affecting your breathing, as well as being much easier to remove and sterilise afterwards.

        I also note that a number of groups are now calling for the 2 metre rule to be relaxed – the WHO, after all, recommend 1 metre. Even if BoJo keeps the bloody lockdown going for another month or more, changing this requirement would make a huge difference to every business…

  2. Distant Relative
    May 23, 2020 at 18:09

    Covid-1984 experiment.

    Or Cv if you prefer – C=3 and v = 22

    322 interesting gematria and worthy of skull and [cross]bones 🙂

  3. May 23, 2020 at 18:12

    MD, Ivan and DR – weaze haffin fun here today. 🙂

  4. Distant Relative
    May 23, 2020 at 20:23
    • May 23, 2020 at 20:42

      These, then, are the people driving the government’s response to Covid-19, alongside the more often discussed ‘A-Team’ at Imperial College.

      It should perhaps come as no surprise that the message from the UK Government for several weeks now has been that the behaviour of the public is key to any decisions regarding the lifting of the so-called lockdown.

  5. Distant Relative
    May 23, 2020 at 21:20
  6. Andy5759
    May 24, 2020 at 00:48

    I have noticed that the agenda has changed recently. Last week there were news puffs suggesting that a vaccine could be ready by Autumn. Now there are rumbles that we may never get a vaccine. Maybe the public reaction to vaccines, especially if mandatory, has hardened lately. So rather than play up the hope they make us feel let down, then we start pleading for it. We are being played like ten pound pike on one pound line, the line will break sooner or later.

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