No study detected live virus beyond day 9 of illness, despite persistently high viral loads, which were inferred from cycle threshold values.
Our study shows that despite evidence of prolonged SARS-CoV-2 RNA shedding in respiratory and stool samples, viable virus appears to be short-lived. Therefore, RNA detection cannot be used to infer infectiousness.https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanmic/article/PIIS2666-5247(20)30172-5/fulltext
Once again, I find myself sharing a paper that confirms the science prior to Covid19 propaganda. SARS-CoV-2 is a coronavirus and there was never a reason why this coronavirus should behave differently to others. To summarise the lies told during the pandemic
- People can be infectious for months. False (as reported above). PCR tests coming back positive do not mean people are infectious or even sick. PCR can only detect the presence of RNA, but it says nothing about the virus replicating or not. RNA material can be around for months after a person recovers. And it can also be found in immune people. Being immune does not mean the virus never enters your body, it means it does and it gets neutralised.
- Asymptomatic people are the major spreaders. False.
- Masks help stopping/slowing the spread. False.
- Lockdowns help stopping/slowing the spread. False.