News: Can The SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus Survive Freezing And Thawing And Can It Spread On Foods?
: It is interesting that when mainstream media or laymen make assumptions that the SARS-Coronavirus could perhaps be spread by food or can be frozen and thawed back again in its active state, we have so called ‘qualified medical experts’ from a third world country famous for lying and most probably coming from some university with pathetic rankings (not even in the top 75) making public statements that that this is fake news or that it is not so despite not being able to supply a shred of scientific evidence or supporting studies that it is not able to do so. We also have many pathetic professionals who failed in their careers working as fact checkers for facebook, behaving in similar manner.
Sometimes it is better to keep an open option and then find the answers by doing scientific studies to clear the matter if existing evidence is not available rather than to immediately label something as fake or wrong.
By simply labeling things as fake or not true, we could be putting many lives at risks and individuals might not take correct precautions and jeopardize themselves.
For instance, the ‘China owned’ WHO in the beginning made statements that the SARS-Coronavirus was not transmissible via human to human , then they even said that that the novel coronavirus was not airborne and that news saying it could do so was fake news. Weeks down the road, it was proven that they were wrong but no legal actions were ever taken against these incompetent parties.
And now we have the constant questions, can the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus spread through foods. Also can the virus be frozen and thawed back to its active state?
The real answer should be we do not know as they are no existing studies on the matter but in the meanwhile, there is no harm being safe and taking precautions.
However, we at Thailand Medical News
were shocked when many so called ‘experts’ said that the answer was flat no for both questions despites not being able to supply any real scientific evidence to support their answers.
If studies have shown that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus can survive on various surfaces for a long time then why not on food surfaces?
Studies have also shown that the coronavirus can strive well at temperatures around 4degrees Celsius.
Further to that here are numerous studies that have shown that various other viruses can be frozen and thawed backed to its active state.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4250107/
Till there are studies that can prove otherwise, the public show exercise caution and take additional steps when handling food products and also frozen foods etc Also refrigerators should be properly disinfected and so are food products properly cleaned and handled and all foods should be properly cooked at the right temperatures.
Researchers should also respond to the call to do more studies on this area to help put the questions to rest and ease the anxiety of the public and various industries that are affected.
Till then, we at Thailand Medical News will only be enjoying hot meals and giving cold cuts from Germany, cheese From Holland, sundried tomatoes From Italy, goose liver pate from France , wine gums from UK, twinks from Spain, frozen smoked salmon from Norway and salad bars a miss.