Compulsively testing and quarantining healthy athletes is even stupider.
As someone said, people who need to be tested to know whether they are sick might want to take a trip down to the graveyard to see whether they are dead.
I didn’t get tested when I got Covid 7 months ago. I don’t need a test to tell me I’m sick. The symptoms showed me it was Covid. When I got bad, my doctor’s office said to wait until you get really sick and then go to the ER so you can go an ICU and be put on a vent. Ah…no. Got an Ivermectin prescription off the internet along with Budesonide for my lungs. Saved my life. The ICU would have probably killed me. And they would have made a lot of money in return. Blood money. This is evil by any definition.
"the new goal is to ward off hypothetical future variants" has me rolling on the floor! They couldn't touch O.G. Wuhan Rona with every tool they had in their arsenal, and some they never had before. Distancing? Lockdowns? Re-Lockdowns? Masks? Ausweis? They made genejabs and caused variants to happen, and then when it arose, they couldn't stop Delta. Then they couldn't stop Omicron which they had perhaps 2 years to get right since it is so closely related to O.G. Wuhan strain. These people couldn't "ward-off" their way out of a wet paper bag. They are the gang who couldn't shoot straight. Agree and amplify: Rona hysterics go home.
I like to brag that I am so far COVID - untested. ;-) My goal is to never have one of those nasty swabs anywhere near my body. It's the little things. ;-)
Constant testing of healthy people is a feature, not a bug. How people keep submitting to this madness is beyond me. What better vector for destruction that being able to throw a wrench in the lives of every human who tests positive for a cold they have no symptoms for? Incredible.
We were ALL saying this in Jan 2020. The fact that it still has to be said 2 years later is beyond my understanding.
Example of the kids suffering - my 12 year olds church youth group just cancelled because so many people in the church are getting omicron (the church cancelled services again, too). I emailed the leader asking how many of the group already had it anyway (I happen to know virtually all the kids and the leaders have ALREADY had COVID). But nobody cares. They'll still just cancel to "in the interest of safety". Screw that. Luckily this isn't the church we go to. It just happens to be a youth group my son had liked. He has a couple other options, but I'm just totally disgusted.
Even worse, eugyppius, is the insanity of constantly testing healthy schoolchildren and teachers, as is happening here in California public schools. As a result, many students are forced to stay at home and miss lessons, even when they have zero symptoms. Teachers are able to stay at home too even if they aren't sick. Now we see screaming news headlines about how dire the coronavirus is in schools (when few, if any, students are sick) and a shortage of teachers - a problem entirely of the bureaucratic school districts' making. Unfortunately, we community members and families can only expect more, not less, of this in the future. I'll be opening a bottle of Champagne when my own child graduates from the public school system in 2.5 years.
Amen and amen eugyppius! We would have been better off if we’d done nothing. It’s imperative that we hold the fear mongers accountable. If not, they will continue to try to terrify the gullible.
Another way to describe "asymptomatic" people : healthy. I'm still looking for the studies that demonstrate that "asymptomatic transmission" is a thing.
If we allow the government to keep breaking the laws during "emergencies", they will keep creating "emergencies" to break the law
The NFL and NBA finally figured this out. Biden expected to be confounded for a few months at least.
With the rate of false positives being spit out by PCR tests, everyone will have COVID about 8 times in the next 5 years. Who cares?
Let me tell you about a certain kindergarten I know. A couple of weeks ago, one unvaccinated mother spent a morning helping out in the kindergarten, only to be smitten by the Deity of your choice the next day - the dread corona struck. Oh no. She had a positive test. In the kindergarten, all hell breaks lose. The irresponsible unvaccinted mother endangered the children! And the kindergarten teachers! And the other parents! So the parents write a lot of nasty comments in their whatsapp group about the "irresponsible dumb unvaccinated parents that tried to damage my kid" (quote translated from the German), try to find a way to kick out the kid of the unvaccinated parents and generally behave abominably. It turns out the mother did not infect anybody, no positive test anywhere.
Last week, a kid of vaccinated parents had a positive test and symptoms - whatsapp group of kindergarten awash with warmth and goodwill, no big deal, can happen to anybody, never mind...still, they close the kindergarten for a week because 2 kindergarten teachers have a positive test (no symptoms), 2 other children have positive tests (no symptoms) and at least 1 mother has a positive test (no symptoms). Takeaway 1: testing to excess leads to quarantines leads to unnecessary closures of "critical infrastructure". Let's stop this madness. Takeaway 2: infection through vaccinated people is totally okay, the mere presence of the unvaccinated is a scandal. Let's stop this madness, too.
I've have never detected a persuasive rationale for the tests, even assuming that they work. In fact, it is all akin to the "vaccination" hysteria, and the mask wearing before that.
Perhaps I am stupid. But, it seems to make sense that if you are sick, you will know it, and then you should take care of yourself and avoid other people. On the other hand, if you are not sick, you should go on with your life. Who knows? You may get hit by lightning, but this possibility can't keep you from having fun, unless you're a lunatic.
We're living in a farcical black iron prison. Never saw that one coming.