While there has been a lot of talk and tremendous reactions to the COVID-19 coronavirus situation, there is not a lot of information about the disease itself, as scientists are learning about it. According to a report from the South China Morning Press, classified Chinese government data acquired by the newspaper have declared that one-third of people infected with the COVID-19 Coronavirus show no symptoms at all and can unintentionally spread the sickness.
Scientists have been unable to agree on what role asymptomatic transmission plays in spreading Covid-19.
The number of “silent carriers” – people who are infected by the new coronavirus but show delayed or no symptoms – could be as high as one-third of those who test positive, according to classified Chinese government data seen by the South China Morning Post.
That could further complicate the strategies being used by countries to contain the virus, which has infected more than 280,000 people and killed nearly 13,000 globally.
More than 43,000 people in China had tested positive for Covid-19 by the end of February but had no immediate symptoms, a condition typically known as asymptomatic, according to the data. They were placed in quarantine and monitored but were not included in the official tally of confirmed cases, which stood at about 80,000 at the time. (source)
It is likely inevitable that most or all people will be infected on some level with this illness.
Life also cannot stop. It has to go on. Life did not not stop in war-ravaged Iraq or in Syria, because basic needs must be fulfilled.
It is good to see what developments come regarding the virus, but it is better to maintain one’s health and and to work at preparing for an uncertain future, as the virus is a vehicle to move the nation to a new political paradigm that will last far longer than the virus will.