Robert Redfield, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lied to Congress. He told the US Congress last week…
…that his agency is aggressively evaluating how long coronavirus can survive and be infectious on surfaces. “On copper and steel its pretty typical, it’s pretty much about 2 hours,” Redfield said at a House of Representatives hearing on the government response to the fast-spreading virus. “But I will say on other surfaces — cardboard or plastic — it’s longer, and so we are looking at this.” He said infections contracted from surfaces rather than through the air could have contributed to the outbreak on the Diamond Princess cruise ship. —Reuters
Federally funded tests conducted by scientists at Princeton University, the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) indicated that the COVID-19 virus could remain viable in the air “up to 3 hours”.
The study also found that viable virus could be detected in/on…
- aerosols up to 3 hours post aerosolization.
- Copper surface 4 hours
- Cardboard 24 hours
- Plastic 2-3 days
- Stainless Steel 2-3 days
- Polypropylene 3 days
What does “viable” mean?
In this context, the word viable means that COVID-19 (also called SARS-CoV-2) is able to replicate.
So if the airborne virus lands on a mucous membrane of your body you can contract Covid 19. Examples of mucous membranes include the mouth, nose, eyelids, trachea (windpipe) and lungs, stomach and intestines.
The test results suggest that humans could be infected by the disease simply carried through the air or on a solid surface, even if direct contact with an infected person does not occur. That finding, if accepted, would come in stark contrast to previous media reports that suggested the virus was not easily transmittable outside of direct human contact.
If we can’t trust the director for the Centers for Disease Control, who the fuck can we trust? If he doesn’t know the answer to a question — that’s what he needs to say!
Now is not the time to be guessing. We need answers.
I get that this is a novel virus.
I get that were not going to have all the answers we need.
But don’t say something that is patently false! We are depending on accurate factual information!