Asymptomatic Transmission

Originally posted March 22nd, 2020 on Facebook

I know I’m not exactly Mr. Fun these days, but I have another little update. According to March 16th paper in Science, one of the worlds 2 leading scientific journals, asymptomatic people who are infected with the SARS-2 virus are about half as contagious as sick people. However, because there are so many of them, asymptomatic people account for 80% of new infections! (Li et al, Substantial undocumented infection facilitates the rapid dissemination of novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV2), March 16, 2020, Science Magazine).

The take away is, yes, even if you are not sick, you can spread the virus! So please stay home, and protect your neighbors!

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