Much more covid-19 testing cycle threshold (Ct) transparency is required in Rhode Island, and across the United States to better control the virus.

Rhode Island Crosses the Threshold of Covid-19 Testing Transparency

By Dr. Andrew Bostom

Still, much more covid-19 testing cycle threshold (Ct) transparency is required in Rhode Island, and across the United States.

For weeks, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo has urged mass asymptomatic covid-19 testing claiming,

“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”

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