The following article is the translated version of Beda M. Stadler's German article originally published by the Weltwoche magazine last June 10, 2020. The article was written towards the end of summer, and delves into the issue of pre-existing immunity to SARS-CoV-2, PCR testing and the expected increase in cases, as well as the imminent increase in COVID-like illnesses towards winter.
Some of the more notable statements in Stadler's article include the following:"First, it was wrong to claim that this virus was novel. Second, it was even more wrong to claim that the population would not already have some immunity against this virus. Thirdly, it as the crowning of stupidity to claim that someone could have COVID-19 without any symptoms at all or even to pass the disease along without showing any symptoms whatsoever".
Beda M. Stadler is the former director of the Institute for Immunology at the University of Bern. He is an important medical professional in Switzerland.
Editor's Note: If you have been following this website, then you are already familiar with some of the explanations given by Stadler in his article. We wanted to add this article, here however, because his explanations are easy to understand (not to mention, comic), and because his proposal back in June supports the same approach being pushed by The Great Barrington Declaration [see The Great Barrington Declaration: Life must return to normal for the healthy, the vulnerable must be protected].
Stadler also mentions in his article the measures that must be applied during the normal flu season (which happens during winter) - washing of hands, less physical interactions, and for the sick, the donning of masks. He reiterates that a second lockdown is illogical.
Today, countries are locking down again due to "increase in cases", which according to Stadler, is no more than an after effect of increased testing [the use of excessively high cycle threshold also contributes to the increase in false positive cases, see New York Times: More experts questioning RT-PCR testing]. This shows us that despite all that we already know about SARS-CoV-2, countries have not learned from their mistakes.
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