Archive for October 8th, 2020

Even more unsettled (and unsettling) science…

October 8, 2020

The CDC does another u-turn, turning a near-full 360 on how COVID is transmitted.

Spoiler Alert: It has to do with masks.
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So, how is COVID transmitted?

Initially, the science community (think: Fauci channeling China’s disinformation) told us not to worry … that COVID was not transmitted human-to-human.

Then, we were told that it was transmitted human to human (to human) … via large droplets that contaminate surfaces (think: countertops and doorknobs) and hands … and transfer by handshaking and face-touching.

We bought into that … we started washing our hands and cleared store shelves of hand sanitizers and surface disinfectants (which are still in short supply).

Then, we were told that COVID is transmitted via large droplets that are delivered when infected people cough, sneeze and spray-talk on us.

That conclusion ushered in social distancing and masks went from “won’t help, might hurt” to “best line of defense”.

That’s where we were, but a short-lived CDC guidance revision threatened to upset a big apple cart.

Here’s the back story…

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Oct. 8: C-19 Data Dashboard

October 8, 2020

216,784 Deaths-to-Date

932 Daily New Deaths  (peak 2,824 April 21)
> 7-day average 721    (peak 2.229 April 23)

48,715  New Cases
> 7-day average  43,959

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Details below…

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