. Delta’s rise is fuelled by rampant spread from people who feel fine People infected with the Delta variant generally do not have COVID-19 symptoms until two days after they start shedding the coronavirus. "People infected with the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 are more likely to spread the virus before developing symptoms than are people infected with earlier versions, suggests a detailed analysis of an outbreak in Guangdong, China. “It is just tougher to stop,” says Benjamin Cowling, an epidemiologist at the University of Hong Kong." [note: China uses a traditional technology inactivated-virus COVID-19 vaccine that develops more types of antibodies to fight new infections than the mRNA/DNA vaccines.]
Is there asymptomatic spread of COVID-19?Numerous scientific papers offer contrary indications to the mainstream media's narrative, which promotes the theory of asymptomatic transmission as being a driving cause of the spread of COVID-19. August 2, 2021.
Data and analysis: Investigative report - The Lies Exposed by the Numbers- "I documented the worst of the lies, half-truths, and misdirection used by our public health officials to manipulate public perceptions throughout the pandemic. The public messaging surrounding the COVID vaccination campaign has been just as crooked. So, I thought I would do what the government has refused to do: calculate your Vegas odds of death from the virus so you can weigh those odds against the risks of getting the jab."
Majority Of Hospitalized Covid Patients In UK Only Tested Positive After Admission: Leaked NHS Data July 27, 2021. Over half of those hospitalized with Covid-19 in the UK only tested positive after admission - suggesting that "vast numbers are being classed as hospitalised by Covid when they were admitted with other ailments, with the virus picked up by routine testing," according to The Telegraph, citing leaked government figures. .."It creates an impression that all these people are going into hospital with Covid, and that simply is not the case. People are worried and scared and not really understanding the true picture – that is what I find despicable," one NHS data expert told the Telegraph. ..Wonder how many US Covid hospitalizations were only diagnosed post-admission, keeping in mind of course that US hospitals are paid more for Covid patients under the CARES Act.
Eminent doc: Media censored COVID-19 early treatment options that could have reduced fatalities by 85%. Dr. Peter McCullough also explained that given an 80% level of herd immunity, broad vaccination has ‘no scientific, clinical or safety rationale.’ Apr 8, 2021. ...Addressing the broad “misinformation” of asymptomatic transfer of COVID-19, which has supported the need for lockdowns due to the notion that the virus can be unintentionally spread by infectious, asymptomatic people, the medical professor said, “One of the mistakes I heard today as a rationale for vaccination is asymptomatic spread. And I want to be very clear about this: My opinion is there is a low degree, if any, of asymptomatic spread. Sick person gives it to sick person. The Chinese have published a study … [of] 11 million people. They tried to find [evidence of] asymptomatic spread. You can't find it. And that's been, you know, one of important pieces of misinformation.”
February 4, 2021. La Jolla Institute of Immunology: "Comprehensive analysis of T cell immunodominance and immunoprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 epitopes in COVID-19 cases”, T cells are involved in control of SARS-CoV-2 infection. To establish the patterns of immunodominance of different SARS-CoV-2 antigens and precisely measure virus-specific CD4+ and CD8+ T cells, we study epitope-specific T cell responses of 99 convalescent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. The SARS-CoV-2 proteome is probed using 1,925 peptides spanning the entire genome, ensuring an unbiased coverage of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) alleles for class II responses. For HLA class I, we study an additional 5,600 predicted binding epitopes for 28 prominent HLA class I alleles, accounting for wide global coverage. We identify several hundred HLA-restricted SARS-CoV-2-derived epitopes. Distinct patterns of immunodominance are observed, which differ for CD4+ T cells, CD8+ T cells, and antibodies.
Letter to the New England Journal of Medicine Open Schools, Covid-19, and Child and Teacher Morbidity in Sweden. By Jonas F. Ludvigsson, M.D., Ph.D., Lars Engerström, M.D., Ph.D., Charlotta Nordenhäll, M.D., Ph.D., Emma Larsson, M.D., Ph.D. Despite Sweden’s having kept schools and preschools open, we found a low incidence of severe Covid-19 among schoolchildren and children of preschool age during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Among the 1.95 million children who were 1 to 16 years of age, 15 children had Covid-19, MIS-C, or both conditions and were admitted to an ICU, which is equal to 1 child in 130,000.
Relation of severe COVID-19 in Scotland to transmission-related factors and risk conditions eligible for shielding support: REACT-SCOT case-control study. March 2021. In both the shielded (the “clinically extremely vulnerable” – about 3% of the population) and the general population, the risk of severe COVID-19 (defined as requiring intensive care or dying) increased with the number of adults but decreased with the number of school-age children in the household. Severe COVID-19 was strongly associated with recent exposure to hospital... (Together with the high risk found in nursing homes, almost all severe COVID-19 cases are from hospitals or occur in elderly care homes. This helps to explain why lockdowns, despite the intuitive logic of keeping people apart, are consistently found to have little or no relationship to mortality or infection rates.)
The following table is a summary analysis of groups who were together for long periods without any ability to distance and shared the same kitchen and ventilation systems. Thus, the prevalence of COVID-19 in these groups can give us an idea of the share of the population prone to getting COVID symptoms. Overall, it seems that slightly less than 8% of the population were susceptible to symptomatic COVID-19. However the rate is closer to 60% for nursing home facility residents.
Has the Evidence of Asymptomatic Spread of COVID-19 been Significantly Overstated? December 2020. by Dr Clare Craig FRCPath and Jonathan Engler MBChB LLB Abstract: Evidence of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from patients who remain asymptomatic (as opposed to pre-symptomatic) is found in a body of numerous meta-analyses. Evidence of asymptomatic transmission has been based on only a handful of instances which themselves are questionable. The existence of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from asymptomatic individuals has become an accepted truth but the evidence for this phenomenon being anything other than mistaken interpretation of false positive test results is weak. Examination of the underlying data from the most frequently-cited such meta-analyses reveals that the conclusions are based on a surprisingly small number of cases (six in total globally) and, moreover, the possibility that they are all coincidental contacts with false positive results cannot be ruled out. Transmission which is pre-symptomatic is rare and represents a negligible risk to the population. It is questionable therefore whether any of the extensive testing, tracing, isolation and lockdown policies have delivered any worthwhile benefit over and above strategies which seek to advise symptomatic individuals to self-isolate.
How CNN Deceives About Asymptomatic Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 by Jeremy R. Hammond. July 2020. On August 20, 2020 US media reported that [all] children are "silent spreaders of COVID ", citing a study of 49 "Children ages 0-22 years with suspected severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection presenting to urgent care clinics or being hospitalized for confirmed/suspected SARS-CoV-2 infection". 61.7% of these sickest Massachusetts’ children are over the age of 10 and most have prior medical conditions. These are not normal healthy asymptomatic children. These children’s viral levels were compared to some of the sickest, many intubated, adult patients whose cytokine storms had eliminated the virus from their bodies and were deeply ill. The fallacious study is posted: https://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(20)31023-4/fulltext
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