More CDC ‘Senior Moments’
According to the WaPo, new CDC guidelines on how COVID-19 is spread was quietly changed on its website overnight. Currently, all mention of airborne spread has been deleted: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/09/21/cdc-covid-aerosols-airborne-guidelines/
In a short disclaimer on its website Monday, the CDC said the changes had been “posted in error.”
According to Dr. Mercola’s website: https://blogs.mercola.com/sites/vitalvotes/archive/2020/09/22/cdc-says-it-erred-in-posting-new-information-on-how-sarscov2-is-spread.
Friday, the changes noted that the virus is airborne and that particles in the air could spread it. Monday, that information was gone — and had even been erased from the internet archive Wayback — and the site reflected the same information that had been before, that it is spread mainly between people in close contact when they cough, sneeze or talk.
CNN noticed the new changes in the guidelines Sunday, and was first to report on it, according to The Washington Post. The CDC “updated guidance on its website to say coronavirus can commonly spread ‘through respiratory droplets or small particles, such as those in aerosols. Airborne viruses, including COVID-19, are among the most contagious and easily spread,’” CNN said.
When the changes and change-back caused a flurry of news reports and speculations of how a draft report came to be posted and why it was taken down, Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, tweeted that publishing what he called “scientifically valid information” and then pulling it down was “very likely a scandal.”
However, The New York Times said that “experts with knowledge of the incident said … the latest reversal appeared to be a genuine mistake in the agency’s scientific review process, rather than the result of political meddling … Still, the reversal prompted rebukes from even the CDC’s staunchest supporters. It’s not something that instills a lot of confidence, right? said Dr. Carlos del Rio, an infectious disease expert at Emory University. ‘It doesn’t help at all.’”
Meanwhile, WHO holds its ground: https://news.yahoo.com/says-no-change-covid-19-163659311.html
The WHO’s Ryan said the agency still believes the disease is primarily spread through droplets, but that in crowded closed spaces with inadequate ventilation, aerosol transmission can occur.
CDC Waffles Again. Now, ‘You Need a Test’
Asymptomatic people (without symptoms) who have been exposed to COVID-19 for at least 15 minute should be tested, the CDC said on Friday, in a reversal of its policy introduced in late August: http://web.archive.org/web/20200917093652/https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/testing-overview.html
Please know that COVID testing is abysmal: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/08/09/gov-mike-dewine-of-ohio-tests-positive-then-negative-for-coronavirus/
A positive might just mean you have a cold: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/07/01/us-scientist-manufactured-pandemic-testing-people-for-any-strain-of-coronavirus-not-specifically-covid-19/
Antibody testing, similarly to Lyme antibody testing is wrong up to half or more of the time: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/05/29/antibody-tests-for-covid-19-wrong-up-to-half-the-time-cdc-says/
And the PCR is horrific: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/05/13/president-of-tanzania-punks-who-sending-samples-of-fruit-goats-sheep-even-motor-oil-for-covid-testing-nearly-half-come-back-positive/
I’m skeptical that a PRC test is ever true. It’s a great scientific research tool. It’s a horrible tool for clinical medicine.Dr. David Rasnick, bio-chemist, protease developer, and former founder of an EM lab called Viral Forensics https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/05/07/was-the-covid-19-test-meant-to-detect-a-virus/
Rasnick’s advice for people who want to be tested for COVID-19.
“DON’T DO IT, I SAY, WHEN PEOPLE ASK ME,” HE REPLIES. “NO HEALTHY PERSON SHOULD BE TESTED. IT MEANS NOTHING BUT IT CAN DESTROY YOUR LIFE, MAKE YOU ABSOLUTELY MISERABLE.”
Stay tuned for the next episode of the CDC comedy of errors & reversals.