Up to 45 percent of
SARS-CoV-2 infections may be asymptomatic a new study shows. Asymptomatic
infections may have played a significant role in the early and ongoing spread
of COVID-19 and highlight the need for expansive testing and contact tracing to
mitigate the pandemic.
Link to Study: https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M20-3012
New evidence has emerged from China indicating that the large
majority of coronavirus infections do not result in symptoms. Experts say that
it was quite likely that the virus had been circulating for longer than
generally believed and that large swathes of the population had already been
Link to article: https://www.bmj.com/content/369/bmj.m1375
The data confirms that some infected people “can be highly contagious when they have mild or no symptoms. Urgent measures are needed to curb mild and asymptomatic cases that are fuelling the pandemic. This bolsters the case for closing schools, cancelling public gatherings and generally keeping people at home and out of public spaces.
Link to article: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00822-x