MORE QUESTIONS & A FEW ANSWERS
Firstly, allow me a bit of self-promotion - we get to the serious questions after this:
As I am doing research, I am asking questions to which I do not always receive adequate answers.
So I keep digging. Here are some ABSTRACTS from which I hope to build my case:
FROM CONVERSATIONS I HAD ON WHATSAPP AND FACEBOOK:
(translate to English and show side by side with German)
Angst vor CoV bremst Öffi-Verkehr
(▲ article in German)
The latest news from Prof. Hendrik Streeck and the Heinsberg Study
published June 7th 2020 in RP-ONLINE
article is in German, use Google Translate:
Bonner Virologe Streeck plädiert für „mehr Mut“ im Sommer
Bonn virologist Streeck pleads for "more courage" in summer
I am quoting short excerpts from these articles
please click the links to read more:
ASYMPTOMATIC SPREAD MAKES TESTING KEY FOR COVID-19 FIGHT
MAY 15TH, 2020
POSTED BY JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
The prevalence of asymptomatic cases—people infected with the virus who can spread it to others but don’t feel sick—is one of the most challenging aspects of the coronavirus pandemic, researchers say.
Current testing methods can detect asymptomatic cases. When you are infected with the coronavirus, the tests are pretty sensitive to any presence of the virus. The most common test at the moment is a PCR test, which looks for the presence of the virus’s genetic material, and some of these are more sensitive than others.
What it means to be immune to the coronavirus
April 14th 2020 in MASHABLE
"The golden rule of immunology is if you are infected with a virus, get sick, and recover, you probably won't get reinfected with the same virus," said Mark Cameron, an immunologist at Case Western Reserve University who previously helped contain the outbreak of another deadly coronavirus, SARS, in 2003.
Why, though, might a significant number of people have such mild (or no) symptoms to this new coronavirus? There could be genetic or health differences that make it more difficult for the coronaviruses to infect a cell. It's also possible that people with milder infections were only exposed to a tiny amount of the virus (like someone picking up just a few particles off a piece of mail versus an ER doctor getting sprayed with millions of viral particles). "It's possible that asymptomatic people were exposed to a much lower dose," said Brian Baker, a biochemist at the University of Notre Dame.
At the end of the day, this coronavirus may unwittingly help humanity tame the pandemic. While it's true that asymptomatic people can spread the virus when they're infected (that's why everyone must social distance right now), if one in four infected people are truly asymptomatic, that means that likely millions of people will ultimately develop immunity — whether they know it or not — and won't be able to spread the virus around until we get a vaccine. "That would be a good thing," said Baker.
"We can count on the fact that the vast majority of COVID infections will cause immunity," said Cameron, noting that a vaccine will then only add to the number of immune people. Ultimately, this is how we end this grim pandemic, now that we've failed to contain it.
Natural sunlight rapidly inactivates SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus on surfaces
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Oxford Academic - The Journal of Infectious Diseases
Previous studies have demonstrated that SARS-CoV-2 is stable on surfaces for extended periods under indoor conditions. In the present study, simulated sunlight rapidly inactivated SARS-CoV-2 suspended in either simulated saliva or culture media and dried on stainless steel coupons. Ninety percent of infectious virus was inactivated every 6.8 minutes in simulated saliva and every 14.3 minutes in culture media when exposed to simulated sunlight representative of the summer solstice at 40oN latitude at sea level on a clear day. Significant inactivation also occurred, albeit at a slower rate, under lower simulated sunlight levels. The present study provides the first evidence that sunlight may rapidly inactivate SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces, suggesting that persistence, and subsequently exposure risk, may vary significantly between indoor and outdoor environments. Additionally, these data indicate that natural sunlight may be effective as a disinfectant for contaminated non-porous materials.
Over and over we've been told "to stay home" but increasingly, it is being shown that this virus tends to spread faster and easier indoor than outdoor.
So 'stay at home' should be replaced with 'stay outdoors in the sunshine', of course with the caution to use sunscreen and keep your distance from others as viruses can still spread from coughs and sneezes.
Researchers led by Shanna Ratnesar-Shumate from the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center, Operated by BNBI for the US Department of Homeland Security, have found that simulated sunlight could effectively kill severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that is responsible for the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. The study titled, “Simulated Sunlight Rapidly Inactivates SARS-CoV-2 on Surfaces,” was published in the latest issue of the Journal of Infectious Diseases.
Again I apologize to my English Readers - most of the source material and critique thereof is from German sources. You might want to use Google Translate (I have it installed on my laptop to automatically translate other languages).
Etwas über Rosa Elefanten und wie gefährlich diese sein könnten wenn man keine Maßnahmen ergreift:
Am Ende meiner Litanei komme ich etwas vom Thema ab und behandle die Kleinwalsertal Affaire. Doch irgendwie sind diese Sachen doch verbunden. Auch hier handelt es sich um Elefanten: die Auflage des Mindestabstands wurde kürzlich von Seiten der Regierung in Österreich als "Babyelefant" bezeichnet.
Was bedeutet das? Hier geht es zum Ernst der Sache:
Glaube an Verschwörungstheorien :
Von bösen Mächten wunderbar geborgen
Es handelt sich hier um ein Essay von Anselm Neft in ZEIT ONLINE:
Über das Coronavirus zirkulieren sogenannte Verschwörungstheorien. Manche Menschen glauben an sie. Und als Glauben lässt sich das Phänomen auch am ehesten analysieren.
WEITERLESEN und danach meine Einschätzung davon: