“Doc, I Have a Positive COVID-19 Test But Feel Fine. Am I Infectious?”

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One of the arguments for forcing everybody to take a COVID-19 vaccine is that you could have the virus infecting you, but not know it because you have no symptoms. I.e., you’re an asymptomatic “case.” Then you engage with others, coughing and sneezing and spitting on their food, resulting in transmission of your infection to others. Your germs in the wrong person – e.g., old and sickly – could kill them.

I haven’t done a formal search of the medical literature yet, but did run across one article addressing transmission of SARS-CoV-2 infection by asymptomatic individuals. This article says it doesn’t happen

Abstract

Stringent COVID-19 control measures were imposed in Wuhan between January 23 and April 8, 2020. Estimates of the prevalence of infection following the release of restrictions could inform post-lockdown pandemic management. Here, we describe a city-wide SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid screening programme between May 14 and June 1, 2020 in Wuhan. All city residents aged six years or older were eligible and 9,899,828 (92.9%) participated. No new symptomatic cases and 300 asymptomatic cases (detection rate 0.303/10,000, 95% CI 0.270–0.339/10,000) were identified. There were no positive tests amongst 1,174 close contacts of asymptomatic cases. 107 of 34,424 previously recovered COVID-19 patients tested positive again (re-positive rate 0.31%, 95% CI 0.423–0.574%). The prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection in Wuhan was therefore very low five to eight weeks after the end of lockdown.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-19802-w

Go ahead and analyze the article and tell me why it’s invalid. It was generated in China, and some will say we can’t trust any of the pandemic info originating there.

Asymptomatic infection with various germs is a real thing. Off the top of my head, I can’t think of any respiratory infection for which we would isolate an asymptomatic patient. Because they’re not a significant infectious risk to others.

It appears that a person with symptomatic COVID-19 can shed potentially infectious particles for some period of time even after they’re feeling back to normal. We’ve shortened that period of viral shedding as we’ve learned more about this virus (is it about a week now?).

Fauci told us earlier this year that vaccinated folks are getting symptomatic COVID-19 infections and they’re just as infectious as the un-vaccinated symptomatic patients.

The most common arguments against mandated COVID-19 vaccinations are:

  • The vaccinations haven’t been proven to be adequately safe, so I’ll take my chances with catching the virus. I’ll reconsider after we have 3-5 years of good clinical data on effectiveness and adverse events.
  • I’ve already had COVID-19 so I’m immune and present no infectious risk to anybody else.
  • I feel fine but if I develop COVID-19 symptoms I’ll get tested right away and self-isolate until I’m not a risk to anyone else.
  • The religious exemption: God gave me this life and body so I need to be a good steward and protect it. The vaccine may kill me or permanently injure me, whereas as I might never catch the virus. And if I did, I have a great chance of recovering fully. OR: I’ll depend on God to protect me. If I get sick, it’s God’s will and I accept it. OR: click for extensive documentation from Orthodox Christianity.
  • My body, my choice.

Steve Parker, M.D.

Good Patriot Asks: Have You Been Brainwashed?

I expect she’ll be censored soon.

Here’s Why CDC Recommends COVID-19 Vaccination Even If You’ve Already Recovered from COVID-19

“In this multistate analysis of hospitalizations for COVID-19–like illness among adults aged ≥18 years during January–September 2021 whose previous infection or vaccination occurred 90–179 days earlier, the adjusted odds of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 were higher among unvaccinated and previously infected patients than among those who were fully vaccinated with 2 doses of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine without previous documentation of a SARS-CoV-2 infection.”

Click for details.

Israeli Study Supports 3rd Dose (Booster) of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

The patient is wise to look away. If you watch the needle go in, it’ll hurt more.

The study at hand compared thousands of folks in Israel who got the booster dose with those who didn’t. Everybody got the original Pfizer 2-shot vaccine at least six months previously. The study period included some months when the delta variant was dominant (about seven weeks starting in August 2021). Median follow-up of study participants was a surprisingly low 13 days.

Nevertheless, the booster seemed to reduce hospitalization, severe disease, and death from COVID-19.

See The Lancet for details.

Steve Novella has more details at Science-Based Medicine.

Steve Parker, M.D.

Pfizer Vaccination Protects Against COVID-19 Delta Variant Death in Scotland

…according to a letter at New England Journal of Medicine.

1,564,000 adults were tested for COVID-19 between April 1 and August 15, 2021. Of those, 114, 706 had a positive PCR test for COVID-19 and were deemed “cases” irrespective of symptoms. 201 deaths were attributed to COVID-19.

The AztraZeneca vaccine was also judged very effective against death.

As of mid-June 2021, 80% of the adults in Scotland had received at least the first dose of a vaccine. Scotland has 5.5 million residents.

Steve Parker, M.D.

QOTD: Men and Women…Together

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“Yes, the kids are long gone, but we’re still together.”

Men offer women what other women can’t, and when they do it right, everyone is better off. Women at their best bring out the best in men. They — men, that is — are more inclined to behave themselves, to work harder, scrape off their rougher edges, and be more dependable. This extends into other arenas of social life, like being a good father, a reliable worker, and a helpful neighbor. Women get to have men around to be “the fathers” to the children that they cannot be, to share the burdens and joys of child-rearing, and, together, ease the chastening of old age.

-Stephen Paul Foster, July 1, 2021 (I’d link to the source but the website owner has blocked my IP address)

Risking the Health of Innocent Children to Protect Boomers

https://granitegrok.com/blog/2021/10/our-children-the-hill-to-die-on

The COVID-19 Vaccines Don’t Work!

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From the European Journal of Epidemiology, Sept 30, 2021:

“At the country-level, there appears to be no discernable relationship between percentage of population fully vaccinated and new COVID-19 cases in the last 7 days (Fig. 1). In fact, the trend line suggests a marginally positive association such that countries with higher percentage of population fully vaccinated have higher COVID-19 cases per 1 million people. Notably, Israel with over 60% of their population fully vaccinated had the highest COVID-19 cases per 1 million people in the last 7 days. The lack of a meaningful association between percentage population fully vaccinated and new COVID-19 cases is further exemplified, for instance, by comparison of Iceland and Portugal. Both countries have over 75% of their population fully vaccinated and have more COVID-19 cases per 1 million people than countries such as Vietnam and South Africa that have around 10% of their population fully vaccinated.

Across the US counties too, the median new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people in the last 7 days is largely similar across the categories of percent population fully vaccinated (Fig. 2). Notably there is also substantial county variation in new COVID-19 cases within categories of percentage population fully vaccinated. There also appears to be no significant signaling of COVID-19 cases decreasing with higher percentages of population fully vaccinated (Fig. 3).”

So why are vaccines being mandated? Cui bono? Big Pharma. Us sheep are being fleeced.

Steve Parker, M.D.

PS: I admit the possibility that the vaccines reduce the odds of hospitalization and death. I await further data. But can we trust date generated and released by Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J?

Sweden Suspends Moderna COVID-19 Vaccination for Those Under 30

…because of the risk of myocarditis (heart inflammation). Daily Mail reports.

Parents: Don’t Let Them Vaccinate Your Healthy Children Against COVID-19

Myocarditis, myelitis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, premature death…Who knows what else?

I say”them” because some government authorities around the world, e.g., Australia, will vaccinate against the wishes of parents.

These are experimental vaccines without a long-term safety record. The short-term record in adults doesn’t look that great either.

For a healthy child, the potential risks of COVID-19 vaccination outweigh the potential benefits.

Question authority. Including me.

Steve Parker, M.D.

PS: Read William M Briggs: Kids Don’t Need to Be Vaccinated.