“There have been NO proven infections while shopping or at the hairdresser’s.” So says German scientist, Professor Hendrik Streeck. This casts doubt on how Coronavirus is spread and the efficacy of the current lockdown orders that many places in not just the U.S. but around the world.
Professor Hendrik Streeck, director of the Institute of Virology at the University Hospital in Bonnhas, said Covid-19 might not be spread as easily as people first believed. Research conducted by Professor Streeck in one of Germany’s worst-hit regions showed that the home of one infected family did not have “any live virus on any surface,” adding even more questions as to how the virus is spread from person to person.
Professor Streeck said the virus had not even been found on doorknobs or animal fur. “We know it’s not a smear infection that is transmitted by touching objects, but that close dancing and exuberant celebrations have led to infections.” He said Germany’s patient zero had only infected her colleagues and not other guests or diners at the hotel she had been staying at.
For sure, there probably is somewhere on the globe that Professor Hendrik Streeck’s assertion is not true – but what is the scale? WHO (World Health Organization) did put out guidelines for Cases and contact investigation protocol in early February 2020. We are well into the third month of the Coronavirus pandemic with over one million infections. Right Wire Report finds it rather interesting that when one does Google for “contact investigation,” how few results occur, nor do we see extensive media reports on how this virus is contracted from a behavioral aspect. What we do see is – be afraid.
Half the world now is on lockdown, and most U.S. states are either on voluntary lockdowns or mandatory lockdowns – click here for a U.S. state by state readout on lockdowns. All these lockdowns and a looming global depression are occurring without really any evidence that it is necessary. Perhaps this is a stupid question, but take a look at this map of all the planes flying at the time of this posting (see below snapshot). Some are cargo planes, and perhaps many are flying passengerless, but where are all these people going?
Many of the airlines are reporting a 40% drop in airline travel, but far from 100%. For example, Delta Air Lines, the largest flight operator at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, is cutting its flight capacity by a record 40% because of reduced demand related to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Right Wire Report had previously suggested a Getting America Back to Work – Coronavirus Game Theory Strategies. Perhaps a lockdown on a community-by-community (counties/regions) based on infection rates, would be more warranted than a house-by-house total lockdown. To be clear, the Right Wire Report are not experts in this field. But it would be good to see some experts give a more precise understanding and justification of the current lockdowns underway.