I’m guessing that many people don’t know what “asymptomatic” means. It means “no symptoms.” So when they see the headline “Asymptomatic transmission of COVID-19 didn’t occur at all, study of 10 million finds,” they don’t understand how important that news is. It means, “Why in the hell are we locked down?”
According to a new study of almost 10 million people in Wuhan, China, asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 did not occur at all. Not at all! In other words, people displaying no symptoms did not spread the disease at all. Not at all. This undermines the need for lockdowns, which are built on the premise of the virus being unwittingly spread by infectious, asymptomatic people (people without any symptoms).
Published in November in the scientific journal Nature Communications, the paper was compiled by scientists from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, as well as from scientific institutions across China, 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.
The study 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.”
A different study by four researchers from the University of Florida Department of Biostatistics published online by the Journal of the American Medical Association confirmed that SARS-CoV-2 is more contagious than other coronaviruses.
However, their findings also confirmed that “the asymptomatic/presymptomatic secondary attack rate is not statistically different from zero.”
Not statistically different from zero!
So why in the hell are we locked down?