Dr Fauci once again contradicts his previous statements on asymptomatic spread of the SARS CoV19 virus.
In an interview yesterday he points to the idea that an asympotmatic individual can spread the virus to others.
Fauci: "Even if you are without symptoms, you very well may infect another person…So in essence, you are encroaching on their individual rights."
Going back just months ago, when scientific method still played a role in health policy standards, he had a different opinion.
"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." - Dr. Anthony Fauci, U.S. director of National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Disease.
And the WHO agreed with this as recently as June of 2020, when Maria Van Kerkhove, head of the World Health Organization’s emerging diseases and zoonosis unit, stated transmission of the coronavirus by people who aren’t showing symptoms is "very rare.” She spoke Monday at a briefing in Geneva.
Of course it was just a few days later she had to clarify her comments.
"What I was referring to yesterday were very few studies - some two or three studies that have been published - that actually try to follow asymptomatic cases," she said. "That's a very small subset of studies," she added. "I used the phrase 'very rare,' and I think that that's misunderstanding to state that asymptomatic transmission globally is very rare. What I was referring to was a subset of studies."
Confusing. You bet.