No evidence of Covid from touching a contaminated surface
As if we have not seen it for months, it still must be becoming increasingly clear to non-believers that the lockdowns don’t work. All the efforts to discount and denigrate the Great Barrington Declaration have gone up in smoke as more and more facts come to light. Nevertheless, the minions in the governments continue to persuade their fragile, gutless, and incompetent political masters that more of the same is the right way forward.
For months now study after study has shown the inefficiency of mask wearing. Not only do tiny aerosols go through a mask but the masks themselves are unhealthy to say the least. And everywhere, where there were mask mandates Covid cases skyrocketed – U.K., Germany, Spain California, Belgium – Studies from the U.S. CDC itself, to Denmark, Oxford, Germany, and Japan to name a few, have shown the ineffectiveness of masks. And the American Institute of Economic Research through Paul Alexander just showed how choline, graphene, micro plastic are present in many masks in use. Do you remember when Emperor Fauci said mask were not good, and then they were good? Right here in B.C. our Saint Henry said similar.
Distancing and Assembly
The holy decree of six feet recently got upended with the CDC now saying three feet for children. The disallowance of assembly even when all the rules were being followed is an affront to common sense. The dismantling of our rights and freedoms on the altar of unscientific measures is downright frightening. Worship of any sort is outlawed in many places even when all rules (many silly) are followed. The Bill of Rights, Charter of Rights and Freedoms are callously discarded to bureaucratic fiat, and hardly a word is said in disgust.
Now the last of the Trinities crumbles.
Jeffrey Tucker of the American Institute of Economic Research in his last article says “During the whole pathetic episode of last year, people turned wildly against physical things. No sharing of pencils at the schools that would open. No salt and pepper shakers at tables because surely that’s where Covid lives. No more physical menus. They were replaced by QR codes. Your phone probably has Covid too but at least only you touched it.
“Touchless” became the new goal. All physical things became the untouchables, again reminiscent of ancient religions that considered the physical world to be a force of darkness while the spiritual/digital world points to the light. The followers of the Prophet Mani would be pleased.
Already back in February, AIER reported that something was very wrong about all of this. Studies were already appearing calling the physical-phobic frenzy baseless.
The demonization of surfaces and rooms stemmed not just from active imaginations; it was also recommended and even mandated by the CDC. It offered a huge page of instructions on the need constantly to fear, scrub, and fumigate.
On April 5, however, the CDC page was replaced by a much-simplified set of instructions, which includes now this discreet note: “In most situations, the risk of infection from touching a surface is low.” Oh is that so?
The link goes to the following: Quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) studies have been conducted to understand and characterize the relative risk of SARS-CoV-2 fomite transmission and evaluate the need for and effectiveness of prevention measures to reduce risk. Findings of these studies suggest that the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection via the fomite transmission route is low, and generally less than 1 in 10,000, which means that each contact with a contaminated surface has less than a 1 in 10,000 chance of causing an infection.
So much for the many billions spent on cleaning products, the employees and the time, and hysteria and frenzy, the rise of touchlessness, and gloves, the dousing of the whole world. The science apparently changed. Still it will be years before people get the news and act on it. Once the myths of surface transmission of a respiratory virus are unleashed, it will be hard to go back to normal.
Fortunately the New York Times did some accurate reporting on the CDC update, quoting all kinds of experts who claim to have known this all along.
“Finally,” said Linsey Marr, an expert on airborne viruses at Virginia Tech. “We’ve known this for a long time and yet people are still focusing so much on surface cleaning. There’s really no evidence that anyone has ever gotten Covid-19 by touching a contaminated surface.”
Great stuff Mr. Tucker! Wow, imagine that!
In this world of technology when all is supposed to be at our finger tip, we could not get this right. So all this tech but no one knows anything.
Tucker ends his article “Still, I’m willing to bet that if right now I headed to a Walmart or some other large chain store, there will be several employees dedicated to disinfecting everything they can, and there will be customers there who demand it to be so.
“How many years will it take before people can come to terms with the embarrassing and scandalous reality that much of what posed as science last year was made up on the fly and turns out to be wholly false?”