Two New Studies in Major Journals Cast Doubt on the Role of 'Asymptomatic Transmission' of the Wuhan Virus

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So far, the official response to the pandemic has been one unbroken series of lies and of moving the goalposts. If those in authority had deliberately set out to destroy their own credibility, it is difficult to see what they would have done differently. On the issue of facemasks, we were first told that wearing them was silly and counterproductive.

Then the same guy turns around and lies to us about why he said that (he says he didn’t want mere peasants grabbing all the face masks and leave major hospital chains, who we know have no purchasing power at all, without protective gear for staff). Despite the mountain of evidence that shows masks have zero correlation or causative effect to infections, we are still in the mode of being forced to wear what is essentially a badge testifying to our personal virtue.

It is becoming abundantly clear that lockdowns don’t work.

The next big lie that has been spread is on the effect of the “asymptomatic spread” of the virus.

Here is Dr. Fauci, in January, proclaiming that asymptomatic transmission is not a significant factor in spreading any respiratory disease. He’s pretty emphatic.

Here he is in April, claiming that about 50% of cases are spread asymptomatically.

It isn’t just Fauci; watch this epic mashup of experts laughing at the asymptomatic spread of respiratory disease.

The science didn’t change. What changed is pretty obvious. If you can’t really spread the disease before you start to manifest symptoms, then the whole face mask fetish is revealed to be just that; social distancing becomes a huge question mark, and there is literally no reason to not get on with your life.

Not this myth seems on the verge of falling in a huge way.

The second article mentioned, the one that appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found no significant evidence of asymptomatic transmission. The first study could be even more significant.

A study of almost 10 million people in Wuhan, China, found that asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 did not occur at all, thus undermining the need for lockdowns, which are built on the premise of the virus being unwittingly spread by infectious, asymptomatic people.

Published in November in the scientific journal Nature Communications, the paper was compiled by 19 scientists, mainly from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, but also from scientific institutions across China as well as in the U.K. and Australia. It focused on the residents of Wuhan, ground zero for COVID-19, where 9,899,828 people took part in a screening program between May 14 and June 1, which provided clear results as to the possibility of any asymptomatic transmission of the virus.

It stated that out of the nearly 10 million people in the study, “300 asymptomatic cases” were found. Contact tracing was then carried out and of those 300, no cases of COVID-19 were detected in any of them. “A total of 1,174 close contacts of the asymptomatic positive cases were traced, and they all tested negative for the COVID-19.”

Both the asymptomatic patients and their contacts were placed in isolation for two weeks, and after the fortnight, the results remained the same. “None of detected positive cases or their close contacts became symptomatic or newly confirmed with COVID-19 during the isolation period.”

Further evidence showed that “virus cultures” in the positive and repositive asymptomatic cases were all negative, “indicating no ‘viable virus’ in positive cases detected in this study.”

Read the journal article.

These are large studies. They are published in top-tier medical/scientific journals. They confirm what had been an unchallenged truth in the field of respiratory medicine prior to April 2020.

Put together, we have a sorry picture of how we have been lied to and deceived by those entrusted to protect us. Businesses have been shuttered. Families ruined. People isolated and resorted to suicide. The elderly being forced to spend their last hours alone, surrounded by masked strangers rather than family members. And for what? The aggrandizement of power? A reordering of society? Cash? I don’t know, but at some point, someone should be curious enough to find out the answers to those questions.

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