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Authorities' response to possibility of asymptomatic infection early in the pandemc.

  • 28-04-2022 5:06pm
    Registered Users Posts: 3,760 ✭✭✭ political analyst

    In London, the High Court ruled that the British government's policies on the discharging of untested patients from hospital and into care homes was unlawful.

    The government claimed that asymptomatic spread of the virus had not yet been proven. Even if that claim was true, why didn't authorities on both sides of the Irish Sea and in other countries have a policy of presuming asymptomatic infection would happen unless it was proven otherwise.

    After all, if you're not sure, why take the risk? Therefore, what the Chinese government did or didn't disclose when the Wuhan outbreak was reported by the world's press is beside the point.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,337 ✭✭✭ Goldengirl

    Yes. We said exactly this in the start . We always presume asymptomatic infection especially in elderly.

    Wonder when this will be examined in our courts and who will be in there .

    Should be brought back from their private sector jobs to account for some of these decisions.

    Doesn't absolve the Chinese authorities though , pa . Morally.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,760 ✭✭✭ political analyst

    My point is that the policy on admissions to care homes at the start of the pandemic shouldn't have been dependent on what what was disclosed or not disclosed by the Chinese government - or on what was said by Dr Tedros.

    It appears that the authorities in our part of the world used a biological version of 'innocent until proven guilty' regarding the transmission of coronavirus, i.e. whether asymptomatic transmission was taking place.