Quarantines May Backfire
|Title||Quarantines May Backfire|
|Add Date||19th March 2020|
|Description||The mistaken presumption that a person “catches a cold” from someone else, or a flu virus, or a coronavirus, is the basis for calling a quarantine.
The fallacy of person-to-person transmission is ingrained in the population as news reports of vacationers trapped in China during a coronavirus are flown back to the US and are found to have COVID-19 corona virus that may spread to their family members. But COVID-19 is not spreading into the community. Online maps showing the almost stagnant number of coronavirus-confirmed cases in each State are rapidly vanishing from view on the internet.
There is person-to-person transmission of the virus, but not necessarily person-to-person transmission of the disease. To better explain this, we have to dig back into the annals of epidemiology (the study of disease).
|URL||Will Quarantines Backfire? - LewRockwell|