Simphiwe Dana is against the reopening of Schools and Churches as an “unconscionable” move, saying COVID-19 is airborne. Dana is not the only celebrity against the reopening of churches and schools!inger
“Reopening schools and churches in the middle of a highly contagious, fast-acting, and airborne virus. I don’t mind what adults do as no one is forcing them. But forcing parents to send their kids to a possible infection is unconscionable,” wrote Simphiwe Dana.
“I’m a church boy but this is irresponsible,” said Khaya Mthethwa.
Simphiwe Dana ignored all the efforts by people correcting her that the virus was not airborne.
Instead, she responded to a comment that said president Cyril Ramaphosa said sending kids back to school is not compulsory for parents if they are worried about safety at the school.
“So what must happen to the kids who don’t attend classes? Do they forfeit a school year while other kids don’t,” questioned Simphiwe Dana.
A doctor from Health Travellers Worldwide (video shared by a tweep) said that COVID-19 is not airborne.
The Doctor said that the answer to whether COVID-19 was airborne or not was no.
“Coronavirus is spread through droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes or speaks and these droplets are too heavy to be in the air…this COVId-19 virus cannot survive in the air they survive on surfaces,” said the doctor.
The video was shared by Athi Geleba who is the head of digital communications in the Presidency of South Africa.
“I will treat it as airborne until no one can cough on me and infect me,” said Simphiwe Dana after seeing the video of the doctor who was explaining how COVID-19 spreads.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said (website) that according to current evidence, the COVID-19 virus is primarily transmitted between people through respiratory droplets and contact routes.
According to WHO in an analysis of 75,465 COVId-19 cases in China, airborne transmission was not reported.
With a lot of fake news around the spread of COVID-19 who then says the information available from organizations such as WHO is conclusive? Who will then say Simphiwe Dana is wrong and based on what tests? It’s her safety measure and if it works for her, well, what can we say? Imagine the spread if COVID-19 was indeed airborne – which means transmission through the air we breathe.