Or singing or heavy breathing most of all, I’d bet.
Experts have figured out that SARS-CoV2 aka COVID-19* may be transmittable through the air after all.
Who could have guessed it? I mean, besides those without qualifications like you and I? It just had to be people having sex, or fecal-oral, or hand-to-mouth via surface contamination or something. Anything but the obvious—the computer models say so!
There is/was no credible explanation for the awesomely infectious efficiency of SARS-CoV2, something the experts have never bothered to acknowledge. Wait—I think I see those beautiful clothes the emperor is wearing...
Sure, that makes no sense at all but good models take a lot of work to build, and it is such a bother to form a hypothesis and prove or disprove it, especially if one has to leave the lab and see how the real world is behaving. And even more bothersome to question incestuous belief systems. And who wants to get fired for asking questions?
* The WHO and CDC Orwellian doublespeak term for SARS-CoV2 is COVID-19 / Coronavirus, an evasive term that hides its nature, those terms being medically and scientifically inept, but politically correct.
[Note the equivocal use of “may”...]
The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 may spread through the air in tiny particles that infected people exhale during normal breathing and speech.
Until now, experts have said that the virus, called SARS-CoV-2, doesn’t spread through the air in that way, but rather through relatively large droplets released when people cough or sneeze. Those droplets can contaminate surfaces or objects and infect people who touch the surface and then touch their faces.
Large droplets are still a means of infection, but researchers now say that tiny airborne particles may also carry infectious virus. “Currently available research supports the possibility that SARS-CoV-2 could be spread via bioaerosols generated directly by patients’ exhalation,” researchers from the U.S. National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine wrote in an April 1 report to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
If the coronavirus is airborne, that could help explain why it is so contagious, and can spread before people have symptoms (SN: 3/13/20).
Note well the obvious contradiction between “public should not use masks” and “rather through relatively large droplets released when people cough or sneeze”. Lies and contradictions from experts.
And why do we need “help explaining” transmission—don’t the “experts” have that all figured out months ago with rigorous replicated studies? Ooops—it was all just guessing—tell that to the families burying their dead.
Experts are often the last to understand reality
You cannot trust official experts because they are so caught up in their own self pride and hyper needing to be right that the real world is just too inconvenient to deal with*. Or they have political considerations: government policy/guidelines, political correctness including misleading terminology, incestuous amplification of ideas, medical licensing boards, insurance companies, etc.
How much pure science exists today, unmolested by money or that litany of potent factors, and when large percentages of scientific studies are shown to be non-replicable along with dishonest failure-to-publish contrary studies? You don’t find what you don’t look for.
You and I just do not have the brains or training to have anything meaningful to say, wild-eyed ignoramuses that we are. So we should shut the f* up and let the experts tell us what to think.
Yes, I’m pissed off, really pissed off because people are dying needlessly.
This public health nightmare has been mishandled at every level by every leader and every organization that should have had their shit together. All incestuously parroting the same twaddle about masks and transmission for which they had no evidence. The whole lot of them should hang their heads in shame at their incompetence (I refer primarily to the CDC and WHO and Surgeon General, not to the heroes that are the frontline healthcare pros putting their lives on the line).
On the mask front, that huge “ship” has tremendous inertia and is still only slowly turning direction even as fools like myself have begun wearing masks, while the experts are slowly figuring out that the virus doesn’t care what your job title is.
* This is the same type of mentality has harmed untold millions of people with debunked dietary advice for decades, along with hundreds of other debunked medical lies that are still bandied about as true. The worst and most current of these lies being the worst of all time: the systemic poison of statins currently damaging untold millions of people.