Re: Asymptomatic transmission data
Henry Taylor <hank008@...>
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So change gloves. Washing hands is good of course but too much washing, especially with harsh soaps, is well known to cause cracking and fissures in the hand skin, providing sanctuaries for the organism, increasing the likelihood of transmission. This is not theoretical, it is based on actual reported experience.
Furthermore, although transmission can be as you describe, it is much lower risk than fomites (the invisible droplets of saliva that are the inevitable result of merely speaking). It is mainly a respiratory disease and the wearing of a mask has a much larger hope of reducing transmission. Even a western-style bandana will work for most fomites.
Please be advised that I applaud your concerns and hand washing advise (in moderation). I hope I have not offended. My hope in this email is to provide accurate information leading to effective measures, and also possibly reduce the fear factors that make this pandemic even worse than it would be if we had sufficient data.
We do not. Extensive testing for both antibodies and antigen (the virus) continue o be woefully inadequate.
Stay well. And keep calm if possible.
On Apr 17, 2020, at 11:17 AM, Gary Vaught - W9TIG <gdv.pops@...> wrote: