This virus situation has put us all in the middle of some very strange times. Organizations that are supposed to give out medical guidelines can't be trusted as much as they used to, because we get so much conflicting information on a daily basis it's difficult to keep what is or isn't true straight. A few months ago we hear one thing, and now we hear something very different. Medical information can change over time based on more and more case studies being done. But how do these organizations expect us to trust them when the differing information is the complete opposite of what they previously told us?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released information that indicates COVID-19 "mainly" spreads from "person-to-person" and doesn't spread easily "from touching surfaces or objects."
"The virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading very easily and sustainably between people," the CDC wrote. "Information from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic suggest that this virus is spreading more efficiently than influenza, but not as efficiently as measles, which is highly contagious."
While the CDC says that touching surfaces or objects and then touching your face can transmit the disease, they reported that it's "thought" that it's not the main way the virus spreads.
"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," the release said. "This is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads, but we are still learning more about this virus."
The CDC also reported that the virus has a "low" chance of spreading from animal to person and vice versa.
Didn't the World Health Organization (WHO) tell the world that there was "no clear evidence" of person to person transmission of COVID-19? The quick answer is, yes they did. It happened back on January 14th. They even have the nerve to keep the tweet of it up on the Twitter profile, which also credits "Chinese authorities."
Take a look:
Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel #coronavirus (2019-nCoV) identified in #Wuhan, #China🇨🇳. pic.twitter.com/Fnl5P877VG— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) January 14, 2020
The thing is that you'd like to trust these organizations, but this current situation we're in has opened a lot of people eyes to the possible misinformation coming from them.