The CDC, who, as we all remember, strongly discouraged the wearing of masks by the general public until they decided everyone should wear masks, is now saying coronavirus “does not spread easily from touching surfaces or objects.”
The geniuses at the CDC are now saying the virus spreads from person to person in the following four ways:
- “Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- “Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks.”
- “These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.”
- “COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.”
I think the CDC just needed to fill up a lot of screen space so they wouldn’t have to admit they don’t much about the spread of the virus at all. This list doesn’t describe four ways the virus spreads. Number 1 doesn’t describe how the virus spreads; it just describes the typical distance you can catch or transmit the virus. Numbers 2 and 3 are saying the same thing. And, number 4 says the CDC doesn’t know whether or not the virus can be spread by asymptomatic people, as evidenced by the use of the qualifier, “may.”
In basic terms, the CDC is saying COVID-19 spreads by inhaling the spit of other people.
This was the basis of shutting down virtually the entire country – to prevent people from breathing in the spit of others!
Because the CDC didn’t know what they were doing, the government condemned millions to joblessness, destroyed hundreds of thousands of small businesses, and depleted the retirement savings of almost everybody.
Rather than assess whether lockdowns were truly effective at limiting the spread of the virus, states prevented people from being treated for other medical conditions, increased poverty, created more stress, intensified mental illness – causing increased mortality from all these conditions.
They didn’t know why. Governments reacted to panicked people by implementing policies not supported by any empirical evidence. No one even bothered to assess the potential consequences of lockdown policies or determine if these policies caused more damage than they were designed to address.
Ultimately, it was all to prevent people from inhaling the spit of other people.
I could have figured out how to avoid that without condemning millions to economic, physical, and mental health devastation. It all boils down to the things people should do to avoid any illness.
- Stay away from sick people and stay home if you’re sick.
- Cover coughs and sneezes.
- Wash your hands often.
- Don’t stick your fingers in your mouth or nose.
We didn’t need to put everyone under house arrest to accomplish the above.