By Dr. Andrew Bostom
Still, much more covid-19 testing cycle threshold (Ct) transparency is required in Rhode Island, and across the United States.
“We know that a strategic asymptomatic testing plan is one of our strongest lines of defense against the spread of COVID-19.”
Is this indeed a tenable, evidence-based strategy to “limit” covid-19 spread? Simply put, no.
During a January 28, 2020 Health and Human Services presser, Dr. Anthony Fauci emphasized, “in all the history of respiratory-borne viruses of any type, asymptomatic transmission has never been the driver of outbreaks.” Here are his remarks in full:
“Historically people need to realize that even if there is some asymptomatic transmission [of covid-19], in all the history of respiratory-borne viruses of any type, asymptomatic transmission has never been the driver of outbreaks. The driver of outbreaks is always a symptomatic person. Even if there’s a rare asymptomatic person that might transmit, an epidemic is not driven by asymptomatic carriers”