Viruses spread by many different routes including direct contact, indirect contact (from phone/surface to face), droplet, and aerosol (very low percentage). They spread from many different sources including GI emissions such as diarrhea. Not just from breath or talking. Never before have I seen such irresponsible politics in public health. UCSF “scientists/medical providers discussing the Rose Garden transmission event stated “gregarious people who talk a lot are super spreaders” So shut up and put the mask on. Don’t question!
They say we are in trouble because this “new” virus spreads asymptomatically! They say a mask is protective for this and say schools and businesses need to limit capacity and that I can’t bag my own groceries (so now I have two hands touching my groceries (I really don’t care about the extra hands but think about it) and people to deal with as they call a bagger over for my safety) Idiots!
They say an influenza vaccine (I take and will take the covid vaccine) is the best way to reach heard immunity and protect society each season even though as attached the majority of influenza is “asymptomatic”. If you already had the flu ever, there is a good chance you would not get it again for a very long time as when you study repeated vaccination, the antibody titers return to pre-vaccinated status that was the original natural defense. Masks in communities are not effective at controlling spread of influenza in years past.
The flu disappeared this year with only 17 cases counted out of 17000 in week 48 of our great year 2020. reference attached! Likely lies though since it is often asymptomatic. They only check for covid at the drive through or before elective surgeries.
How does one virus that is asymptomatic in many people like flu disappear but the SARS-COV2 covid virus continues to burn wild?
I have seen many viruses kill people while working in the ICU and doing ER medicine in years past 1996-2005. I have intubated many virally-infected critically ill patients that you see in the news today. The patients did all the “mysterious” things the news presents to you now 20 years ago. The ICUs are always over-crowded during winter.
As an immunologist, I would rather be vaccinated as this will better protect me, my family, and my patients from other routes of infection such as placing it in the eye, nose, or mouth. A mask will not do this, but Dr. Redfield is an imbecile spilling lies just as Dr. Fauci is a lying, politician. I hope Dr. Fauci chokes on his vit d, zinc, and Rigitoni!!
What we have here is a misrepresentation of public health that was constructed for some other purpose be it sabotage of the president( Don’t care about that) or creating a “new normal” that puts small business and education in the toilet. I really don’t know.
So sorry for the mixed messages you have received! So sorry you fear your friends, family, and neighbors more than you should!! ( I know most of you don’t fear your friends or family)
Just as the Japanese convinced their population they needed to dominate and destroy others with their propaganda, the Germans taught their citizens to hate others through “eugenic” science. This pseudo-science, infodemic, pettifogging bullshit to convince you to not gather during the holidays is harmful as many actions this year have been.
Fauci just warned about Christmas gatherings even though they could conduct a mask trial to see if it helps (already done in Denmark with no help because of low transmission at the time). So many opportunities to conduct prospective masking studies more than one year later. Why haven’t they been done?
Why would the CDC director claim a mask may be better than a vaccine a few months ago? Politics with the climate about Trump stating the vaccines would be out by election. I don’t care about who is president as my chant is not “lock her up” “build the wall” or “build back better”.
My chant is “stay healthy” and love your friends and family this holiday season! There is always risk getting together despite what the news and gov’t agencies tell you! It is low as in years past.
Vaccines are modern medicine’s greatest triumph and understanding the risks and benefits, I encourage vaccine utilization realizing they are not perfect and some small fraction will have harm done to them by vaccine. To not vaccinate a population would cause more harm in the long-run.
To believe this vaccine was rushed is also a misrepresentation again as the s-spike protein is a well-recognized foreign structure to the human immune system for thousands of years. Its ancestor was about 10000 years ago and coronas are natural viruses. In fact, most people who come across a low dose of s spike protein get “vaccinated” which is why there are asymptomatic cases. Soon there will be 100 strains of corona viruses just like rhinovirus and influenza that all efficiently kill the elderly.
At any time these bullshit artists in academia, politics ,and gov’t agencies can threaten you with misrepresentation of a real risk and destroy your family gatherings or your way of life.
TL:DR- CDC and NIH have been bullshitting you! Sorry about this.
I hope you all have normal holidays and hug your friends and family. I am sorry for those affected by virus.”