(Tea Party PAC) – The most frustrating thing about this whole coronavirus mess is all of the conflicting news and reports coming out from so-called medical experts and organizations. For example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention once blew up the news media with reports that COVID-19 could easily spread to people from surfaces.
Now a new report from the CDC is saying that isn’t actually the case at all. Of course, the panic and fear that initial report caused has already done its damage, so yeah, thanks for the information, I guess.
Anyone else feel like we’re trapped in an episode of a really bad comedy sitcom?
Here’s more on this from the NY Post:
In early March, the federal health agency was warning that it “may be possible” to pass on the virus from contaminated surfaces, according to Fox News.
Its guidelines now include a section on ways the virus doesn’t easily spread — including from touching surfaces or objects.
“It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes,” the CDC webpage states.
“This is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads, but we are still learning more about this virus.”
Think about this for a minute. When the initial reports about surfaces came out, people were going nuts sanitizing their groceries and other purchases before opening them. Do you know how long that would take? The amount of time wasted over this cannot be given back, which is truly a shame. If it sounds like I’m being flippant, I’m not. This seriously is annoying.
How much of what we’re being told now about how this virus is spreading isn’t actually the truth? Is that information being purposefully hidden from us or are these people really this stupid? Both options are scary.
Other ways the virus doesn’t easily spread are from animals to people or people to animals, the CDC’s updated webpage states.
It’s unclear when the CDC updated its guidance. The agency didn’t immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment.
The agency continues to note that the virus is thought to mainly spread from person to person — even from those not showing symptoms.
Specifically, it mainly spreads between people who are in close contact, within 6 feet of each other, when someone with the infection coughs, sneezes or talks, causing droplets to land in another person’s mouth or nose.
The Food and Drug Administration said last month there was no evidence to suggest the virus can spread through food or what it’s wrapped in, and that there was no need to wipe down groceries.
So we’re not picking it up from surfaces, just being passed from person-to-person. Great to know. Now we can all stop spending countless hours wiping down everything.
On another note, I really do want to know what in the world is going on with the transmission of COVID-19 and whether or not what we’re being told about it is accurate. Something tells me that we’re not getting the ful story on this.