> The Dude Wrote:
> The truth is the science keeps changing on how this works and they keep
> changing what do about it which makes people not believe their findings.
> First they said it could live on surfaces for weeks. That wasnt true.
> Then they said it was easily spread by anyone and everyone you come
> close to, that wasnt true.
> So forgive me for not believing all this. They have had an enormous
> amount of conflicting data.
It's new and we know little about it and are learning as we go, to not take the most obvious precautions would be insanely reckless, and those who've persued that route are proving tragically how follish that was.
But beyond that, you need to re-evaluate your sources of information. "they" never said it lives for weeks, and it IS easily spread by most anyone you come in contact with.
The consistent message has continuously been that primary and most important mode of transmission for COVID-19 is through close contact from person-to-person. Based on data from lab studies on COVID-19 and what we know about similar respiratory diseases, it may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this isn’t thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
certainly you're right there are sources guilty of capitalizing on panic, but rely on reliable sources and you'll be fine.
AND the consistently recommended response has been wear a mask, stay away from people, maintain distance and wash your hands. The only conflicting data seems to come from a hyper-partisan biased conservative media trying to discredit the severity of the virus, on one hand to play into peoples desires for normalcy, and on the other, out of an apparent blind cultish loyalty, to distract from the wildly inadequate handling of the circumstances by our president