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(LifeSiteNews) — Regarding asymptomatic transmission of COVID-19, we have no documented proof, no documented evidence of this occurring in any appreciable manner.

I refer to trustworthy evidence based on rigorous analysis. Spread of any pathogen will occur more surely when people are sick with symptoms, especially if the symptoms function to expel the pathogen into the surrounding air. Having no symptoms or very mild symptoms reduces risk of spread, and when there are no symptoms, spread is basically removed. This is the same for SARS-CoV-2, that is, COVID-19.

A recent BMJ publication concludes that asymptomatic persons and transmission are rarely the drivers they were thought to be. This is basic immunology; it should have come as no surprise to anyone and should not have been changed for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). Nevertheless, the threat of asymptomatic spread was used as a key impetus for lockdowns.

We had illogical, irrational, hysterical, and absurd COVID lockdown lunatic policymakers daily driving populations into fear and sheer panic. Yet there was no evidence. They gave us no data. Fauci gave us no evidence. I say emphatically that there is no evidence of asymptomatic spread. I also recognize that I must be careful not to claim ‘zero’ as the evidence changes daily and rapidly, and absence of documented evidence is also not a reason. I say instead statistical zero risk or chance. It may have just not been studied yet or documented optimally. But I am confident enough, based on the existing literature, to also agree that ‘it is a dangerous assumption to believe that there is persuasive, scientific evidence of asymptomatic transmission’. To date there is none.

The tragedy is that the basis for the societal lockdowns was the idea that 40% to 50% of persons infected with SARS-CoV-2 could potentially spread it due to being asymptomatic. “But fears that the virus may be spread to a significant degree by asymptomatic carriers soon led government leaders to issue broad and lengthy stay-at-home orders and mask mandates out of concerns that anyone could be a silent spreader,” wrote Jeffery A. Tucker. However, evidence in support of common asymptomatic spread remains largely non-existent and, I argue, overstated and potentially made with no basis. We were, in effect, deceived, and the deception had devastating societal consequences. Many people, including children, committed suicide due to the lockdowns and school closures.

What does the evidence say? Is there any evidence to back up my contention? Well, a high-quality review study by Madewell published in JAMA sought to estimate the secondary attack rate of SARS-CoV-2 in households and determine factors that modify this parameter. In addition, researchers sought to estimate the proportion of households with index cases that had any secondary transmission. They also compared the SARS-CoV-2 household secondary attack rate with that of other severe viruses and with that of close contacts for studies that reported the secondary attack rate for both close and household contacts. The study was a meta-analysis of 54 studies with 77, 758 participants. Secondary attack rates represented the spread to additional persons, and researchers found a 25-fold increased risk within households between symptomatic positive infected index persons versus asymptomatic infected index persons. “Household secondary attack rates were increased from symptomatic index cases (18.0%; 95% CI, 14.2%-22.1%) than from asymptomatic index cases (0.7%; 95% CI, 0%-4.9%),” they wrote. This study showed just how rare asymptomatic spread was within a confined household environment.

In a study of  nearly 2 million children followed in school in Sweden, it was reported that, with no mask mandates, there were zero deaths from Covid and only a few instances of transmission and minimal hospitalization.

In the United Kingdom, the ‘Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies’ recommended that “Prioritizing rapid testing of symptomatic people is likely to have a greater impact on identifying positive cases and reducing transmission than frequent testing of asymptomatic people in an outbreak area.”

A seminal study published in the journal Nature (which we thought would have properly informed the debate and put to rest the concept of asymptomatic spread) found no instances of asymptomatic spread from positive ‘asymptomatic cases’ among all 1,174 close contacts of the cases, based on a base sample of 10 million persons. Among all!  “There were no positive tests amongst 1,174 close contacts of asymptomatic cases,” it reported.

AIER’s Jeffery A. Tucker responded this way: “The conclusion is not that asymptomatic spread is rare or that the science is uncertain. The study revealed something that hardly ever happens in these kinds of studies. There was not one documented case. Forget rare. Forget even Fauci’s previous suggestion that asymptomatic transmission exists but not does drive the spread. Replace all that with: never. At least not in this study for 10,000,000.” Michael Haynes of LifeSiteNews reported similarly.

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The dangerous ideas of Critical Race Theory (CRT) are being forced on students in public schools around the country.

This is wrong and parents have had enough! It's time to join them in saying "STOP!" to this harmful and racist propaganda.

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But, what is CRT anyway and why is it so dangerous?

Critical Race Theory is a hateful system of indoctrination which teaches that one race is either superior or inferior to another race, and that the United States is inherently racist.

CRT is dangerous and hateful precisely because it teaches children who are not white to despise and envy white children simply because of their skin color. And, as a result, it also teaches white children to despise themselves simply because of the color of their skin.

CRT also erroneously teaches that American society is inherently racist, and that different, detrimental policies (like reparations for slavery and race-based pay scales) should be imposed on the population to redistribute wealth from whites to non-whites.

This type of racist/marxist propaganda should have NO place in public, taxpayer-funded schools!

And, thankfully, American parents of EVERY COLOR are raising their voices and ballots against it!

Indeed, parents understand the destructive ramifications of CRT and, despite outrageous threats from Biden's Justice Department to prosecute them, they have been strongly protesting CRT at school board meetings across the country!

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Whereas advocates of CRT seem more intent on vengence than on teaching children of every race to respect everybody, regardless of skin color, American parents of every race understand that it is not the color of one's skin that matters, but the content of one's character (to paraphrase Martin Luther King, Jr.).

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'Parents who oppose Critical Race Theory in schools could be prosecuted by FBI' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/attorney-general-tasks-fbi-to-move-against-parents-protesting-leftist-agenda-in-schools/

Ohio parents testify: Yes, critical race theory is in our schools, and we say NO! - https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/ohio-parents-testify-yes-critical-race-theory-is-in-our-schools-and-we-say-no

An excellent Heritage Foundation document on CRT: Critical Race Theory Would Not Solve Racial Inequality: It Would Deepen It

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A study on infectivity of asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 carriers was carried out by Goa at al. Researchers looked at the 455 contacts who were exposed to the asymptomatic COVID-19 virus carrier. They were divided into three groups: 35 patients, 196 family members, and 224 hospital staff. “No severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections was detected in 455 contacts by nucleic acid test,” they reported.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) also stated that asymptomatic spread/transmission of COVID-19 is rare. Again, while a rare optimal accurate statement by WHO, it still did not put to bed the erroneous concept. This issue of asymptomatic spread remains one of the key issues used to force vaccination in children. The science, however, remains contrary to this proposed policy mandate. As an update that came 18 months or so too late, on June 29th 2021 WHO recommended no testing of asymptomatic persons. This happened after trillions of dollars had been sucked out of economies and many lives lost due to lost jobs and the closures of societies and schools. Many people killed themselves because of the unscientific and illogical testing policy of asymptomatic persons.

My conclusion is that we were greatly misled to drive fear and panic, so that populations would easily comply with lockdowns. The misleading concepts of asymptomatic spread, recurrent infection, and equality of risk regardless of age-risk stratified baseline risk were all used to drive compliant masking and lockdowns. These concepts were all promoted with no evidence and all worked together to devastate societies. The statements on asymptomatic spread propagated by the U.S. COVID Task Forces and their lockdown lunatic advisors were duplicitous and based neither on any evidence nor science. All they accomplished was devastating damage to societies, economies, and the lives of citizens. Many could not hold on and killed themselves.

I close by stating that Fauci has greatly mislead the nation and world with often unscientific and absurd, specious statements. By saying one thing one day and another on another day, he offered complete contradictions that left the nation and world terribly confused.

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