Virus Passed On By Just A Few Seconds Exposure

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Flaxmeadow Mon 21-Jun-21 06:48:43

Why we should still be cautious? News report on how infectious.

Eric Feigl-Ding (*@DrEricDing*) Tweeted: “NO MORE THAN MERE SECONDS” of exposure in 10-60 centimeters where one man triggers several #DeltaVariant infections with brief “fleeting” contact. Thousands of shoppers at NSW🇦🇺 mass tested. Delta called “near & present danger”.

HT @lizziepearl. #COVID19
t.co/NFg1RwMnVD twitter.com/DrEricDing/status/1406779894785351688?s=20

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Bordois Mon 21-Jun-21 06:50:07

Eric Feigl-Ding says a lot of things...

Flaxmeadow Mon 21-Jun-21 06:53:39

A man who was in a shopping centre passed the virus on by just walking past other shoppers
From the link in OP
'he “brushed past a man” in his 50’s… who became case #4.'

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Bordois Mon 21-Jun-21 06:56:07

Yeah, sure.

Flaxmeadow Mon 21-Jun-21 06:56:32

Eric Feigl-Ding says a lot of things...

The mainstream news reports say it has been proven by CCTV, and also the exact genome of the virus of the man who was first infected has been found in the other shoppers.

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Flaxmeadow Mon 21-Jun-21 06:57:38

Bordois
You're saying this is false? No truth in it at all?

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Temp023 Mon 21-Jun-21 06:59:46

Oh go back to bed, it’s too early for this shit!

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Bordois Mon 21-Jun-21 07:01:17

I'm saying that the spin Eric Feigl-Ding has put on it is false.

Flaxmeadow Mon 21-Jun-21 07:01:44

Temp023

What?

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Ylvamoon Mon 21-Jun-21 07:02:30

The mainstream news reports say it has been proven by CCTV

Not sure how you can prove a virus "jumping host " on CCTV footage 🤔

Unless one was coughing/ sneezing all over the other person. Or did they share food / drink

RickiTarr Mon 21-Jun-21 07:03:15

Does it matter? The specifics of transmission? All we can do now is take personal precautions appropriate to our lifestyles and risk levels. I was shielding for months and I do understand caution, but we can’t lockdown again now unless it gets really extremely bad. So it’s the basics of masks, ventilation, hand washing and social distancing isn’t it? Each to her own degree and comfort level?

Flaxmeadow Mon 21-Jun-21 07:03:20

I'm saying that the spin Eric Feigl-Ding has put on it is false

It isn't coming from him. He is repeating what the Australian health authority and news reports are saying.

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RickiTarr Mon 21-Jun-21 07:04:26

Are you in Australia, Flax?

Bordois Mon 21-Jun-21 07:06:50

He's putting his own spin on it.

Its something that's he's known for...

But you carry on, if people want to carry on with that level of hyperbole and hysteria its up to them 🤷‍♀️

Flaxmeadow Mon 21-Jun-21 07:10:30

Not sure how you can prove a virus "jumping host " on CCTV footage

Because the strain he has is exactly the same as those he walked past. Scientists looked at the genetic makeup

This is in Australia where cases are very low anyway. How can it be that an infected person walked past numerous strangers and strangers to each other as well who caught the exact same strain, and they all caught it elsewhere? It can't be
It must have come from him

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RickiTarr Mon 21-Jun-21 07:11:59

Can you explain why you care? Why we should care. I’m struggling here. I’m probably missing something obvious, but we already knew Indian variant was more infectious, didn’t we?

alwayscrashinginthesamecar1 Mon 21-Jun-21 07:13:06

This did happen, it was proven by genomic sequencing. You have to realise that Covid isn't really 'in the wild' in Oz, out only cases are in quarantine, hospital or caused by a leak in hotel quarantine. So it's pretty easy to track as there are so few cases. I heard on the radio this morning that there are now 9 cases linked to the original case, so they are talking about bringing masks back to Sydney.

7news.com.au/news/nsw/another-case-of-covid-detected-in-sydney-as-mask-rule-is-reintroduced-c-3147288

Flaxmeadow Mon 21-Jun-21 07:14:35

Are you in Australia, Flax
No Rikki, and I'm probably giving up on this thread soon because, apart from yours, the replies so far are just a waste of time and not offering much to the discussion, apart from shut up and go away

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Flaxmeadow Mon 21-Jun-21 07:16:18

alwayscrashinginthesamecar1

Thanks, that's interesting and thanks for the link

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RickiTarr Mon 21-Jun-21 07:16:24

I think everyone has a fixed position by now. I’m afraid mine is fatigued. grin

Regulus Mon 21-Jun-21 07:18:18

alwayscrashinginthesamecar1

This did happen, it was proven by genomic sequencing. You have to realise that Covid isn't really 'in the wild' in Oz, out only cases are in quarantine, hospital or caused by a leak in hotel quarantine. So it's pretty easy to track as there are so few cases. I heard on the radio this morning that there are now 9 cases linked to the original case, so they are talking about bringing masks back to Sydney.

7news.com.au/news/nsw/another-case-of-covid-detected-in-sydney-as-mask-rule-is-reintroduced-c-3147288

If this is true it is very concerning for countries that have a slow role out of the vaccination. It will also be concerning for the UK.

Flaxmeadow Mon 21-Jun-21 07:18:27

*RickiTarr?
Can you explain why you care? Why we should care. I’m struggling here. I’m probably missing something obvious, but we already knew Indian variant was more infectious, didn’t we?

This is a coronavirus discussion board, the clue is in the title. Why are you here?

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Bordois Mon 21-Jun-21 07:20:21

This did happen, it was proven by genomic sequencing.

Not claiming it didn't happen, just not in the sensationalist way presented by Eric Feigl-ding who is notorious for presenting information in a misleading and hyperbolic way!

The authorities in Australia are still investigating so unless there are some actual facts to discuss theres little point in speculation.

PracticingPerson Mon 21-Jun-21 07:21:26

RickiTarr

Can you explain why you care? Why we should care. I’m struggling here. I’m probably missing something obvious, but we already knew Indian variant was more infectious, didn’t we?

If it is THAT transmissible then we have very serious problems, we have always worked on close contact, but fleeting contact is something else.

People will want to dismiss this but if it were true, it would have big implications for whether large indoor events could go ahead, for obvious reasons.

Bordois Mon 21-Jun-21 07:22:19

If this is true it is very concerning for countries that have a slow role out of the vaccination. It will also be concerning for the UK.

Considering how dominant Delta is here, we would probably know by now if simply walking past someone with it was enough to cause an infection.

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