New reports are suggesting that just 10 per cent of people who test positive for coronavirus need to be isolated or traced.
According to the New York Times:
[S]tandard tests are diagnosing huge numbers of people who may be carrying relatively insignificant amounts of the virus. Most of these people are not likely to be contagious, and identifying them may contribute to bottlenecks that prevent those who are contagious from being found in time.
The Times reporter continues:
In three sets of testing data that include cycle thresholds, compiled by officials in Massachusetts, New York and Nevada, up to 90 percent of people testing positive carried barely any virus, a review by The Times found.
Additionally, a recent CNN report had its own journalists frantically struggling to find an excuse for why the CDC's information no longer echoed their narrative.
They say, the CDC “has changed its COVID-19 testing guidelines to say some people without symptoms may not need to be tested, even if they've been in close contact with someone known to have the virus.”
Predictably, the article also stated the following:
A senior federal health official close to the process tells CNN the sudden change in CDC COVID-19 testing guidance was the result of pressure from the Trump administration. When asked by CNN whether the CDC was responding to pressure from the White House and the Department of Health and Human Services, the senior official said, “It's coming from the top down.”
After a source they once relied upon differed from their desired outcome, CNN began asking itself questions — or an “official close to the process” if you believe that — until they got the answer they prefer.
Not only is there a lack of evidence that the masks stop deadly viruses, there's even studies that state they're just a formality in surgery rooms.
A 2015 study from the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine says:
[O]verall there is a lack of substantial evidence to support claims that facemasks protect either patient or surgeon from infectious contamination. More rigorous contemporary research is needed to make a definitive comment on the effectiveness of surgical facemasks.
If no one can prove that masks do anything in operating rooms, with open wounds and body parts, and mask labels say outright they don't protect against diseases, what is this all for?
Placebos to ensure crazy people who want to yell at you in the grocery store feel safe, is not a valid reason to take away citizens' rights.