After reading this fascinating article: https://www.patreon.com/posts/38846883…, we were quickly able to find that some researchers have been documenting this all along.
Published April 23, 2020:
“Specifically, an increasing number of studies have detected the presence of viral RNA in stool from COVID-19 patients, and to date, there are at least three reports of viable virus having been identified in patient stool samples... Given the quickly evolving situation, it is imperative that the most current information be considered in the ongoing public health response to COVID-19.
Also published April 23,3020:
“ Earlier studies have demonstrated that diarrhea was present in up to 70% of patients infected with SARS-CoV. More importantly, a recent case report demonstrated the presence of 2019-nCoV in feces of a patient with an initial diarrhea episode. While this finding has been noted in other reports, tests of feces and urine samples for the presence of 2019-nCoV is warranted, which may help to reveal alternative routes of virus transmission.”
Published March 3, 2020:
“Notably, the first case of COVID-19 infection confirmed in the United States reported a 2-day history of nausea and vomiting on admission, and then passed a loose bowel movement on hospital day 2. The viral nucleic acids of loose stool and both respiratory specimens later tested positive.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7130192/
Published March, 5, 2020: Public health might be endangered by possible prolonged discharge of SARS-CoV-2 in stool
“From February 1 to 14, 2020, among all of the 73 hospitalized patients infected with SARS-CoV-2, 39 (53.42%), including 25 male and 14 female patients, tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 RNA in stool, as shown in Supplementary Table 1. The age of patients with positive results for SARS-CoV-2 RNA in stool ranged from 10 months to 78 years old. The duration time of positive stool results ranged from 1 to 12 days."
And this part REALLY raised our eyebrows: "Furthermore, 17 (23.29%) patients continued to have positive results in stool after showing negative results in respiratory samples.”
23% HAD LIVE VIRUS IN THEIR POOP **AFTER** TESTING NEGATIVE IN RESPIRATORY SAMPLES.
Let that sink in.
One person in a rush to catch that bus or get to class or get to work on time, who just doesn't take the time to wash their hands. That's all it takes.
Published February 14, 2020: Isolation of 2019-nCoV from a stool specimen of a laboratory-confirmed case of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
That was FIVE MONTHS AGO.
They knew this FIVE MONTHS AGO.
But not a word to the public?
WASH YOUR HANDS, FOLKS. With soap and water. Using hand sanitizer is not the same as washing your hands. Hand sanitizer still leaves germs on your hands. They may be 99.5% dead germs. But 0.5% live germs are apparently strong enough to survive hand sanitizer ... and replicate.
Did we mention that we think you should wash your hands?