Our rulers know that lockdowns are not shown to slow the spread of contagion but they do increase infection rates within families. This is why we see a similar rate of infection in Sweden and Brazil as we do in the US, even though Sweden and Brazil have not placed their populations under house arrest.
So why are we still in lockdown, and why are the ‘experts’ advocating for lockdowns to extend for as long as 18 months? It might be a good time to revisit the question: ‘Who benefits?’
From the CDC of Taiwan:
Conclusions High transmissibility of COVID-19 near symptom onset suggests that finding and isolating symptomatic patients alone may not suffice to contain the epidemic, and more generalized social distancing measures are required. Rapid reduction of transmissibility over time implies that prolonged hospitalization of mild cases might not be necessary in large epidemics.
These findings echo what others have said about the absurdity of these mass quarantines, such as virologist Hendrik Streeck :
“There is no significant risk of catching the disease when you go shopping. Severe outbreaks of the infection were always a result of people being closer together over a longer period of time, for example the après- ski parties in Ischgl, Austria.” He could also not find any evidence of ‘living’ viruses on surfaces. “When we took samples from door handles, phones or toilets it has not been possible to cultivate the virus in the laboratory on the basis of these swabs….To actually ‘get’ the virus it would be necessary that someone coughs into their hand, immediately touches a door knob and then straight after that another person grasps the handle and goes on to touches their face.”
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