The World Health Organization has repeatedly screwed the pooch on this pandemic business, so maybe this is an effort at redemption? They are claiming that data from several countries doing contact tracing demonstrates that the odds of getting COVID-19 from someone who is asymptomatic is “very rare.“
From the data we have, it still seems to be rare that an asymptomatic person actually transmits onward to a secondary individual,” said Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, the head of the emerging diseases and zoonosis unit at the WHO.
Van Kerkhove believes that governments should focus on the detection and isolation of infected people, and those they came in contact with.
“We have a number of reports from countries who are doing very detailed contact tracing,” she added. “They’re following asymptomatic cases. They’re following contacts. And they’re not finding secondary transmission onward. It’s very rare.”
This invalidates nearly every past political action in the name of flattening the economy; I’m sorry, the spread. Absent symptoms, there is no reason to shelter, mask or distance (cripple business owners, unemploy the masses, or tolerate creeping tyranny from local despots). That means now or in the future, and I think we’re going to find that the riots and protests will prove that out.
If there is no significant rise in symptomatic infections in the next 10 to 14 days, then a completely different pooch is getting screwed, and its name is ‘Local Government Overreach.’
| PJ Media