A Huge Percentage Of People With Coronavirus Show No Symptoms, Which Makes It Easier To Spread To Others And More Difficult To Contain

By Theodore Shoebat

A huge percentage of people with coronavirus show no symptoms, which means that the virus is easier to spread — since people who are asymptomatic are less likely to self-quarantine — and thus, more difficult to contain. The Boston Globe recently published an article by Dasia Moore that states:

In Boston, health officials set out to see how the virus was spreading among the homeless population. What they did not expect to find was that over half the people who tested positive did not feel sick at all. And last week, researchers in Chelsea found a similar trend. Of 200 passersby on the street who agreed to have their blood samples taken, 63 tested positive for antibodies that suggested they had been sick with COVID-19. Of those, 25 said they hadn’t felt sick at all.

A high number of asymptomatic cases means the coronavirus has likely spread farther and faster than official data suggest, with many cases flying under the radar. It also means containing the virus will be difficult.

“This makes stamping out transmission basically impossible,” said Dr. Sarah Fortune, chair of the department of immunology and infectious diseases at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. People without symptoms are less likely to self-quarantine and more likely to spread the virus unwittingly.
Even if COVID-19 does not make an infected person sick, “it’s still dangerous for their family members who are at risk, or their neighbors or their co-workers,” said Dr. John Iafrate, vice chairman of Massachusetts General Hospital’s pathology department and the principal investigator behind a study that revealed asymptomatic cases in Chelsea.
That many people have already been infected without experiencing symptoms does not mean it is safe to end preventive measures. “We still need to keep social distancing in place,” said Hamer.
Even if people with antibodies could be assured of their own immunity, they would still risk passing COVID-19 on to others. That is because people who test positive for antibodies can still test positive for the virus, meaning they remain infected and infectious. “Antibody tests don’t give you a ticket to change your protective behavior,” Naranbhai said.
Some are arguing that this means that covid-19 is not that deadly if most or a substantial amount of people show no symptoms. But, what this ultimately means is that (a) the virus spreads undetected and (b) just because you have no symptoms does not mean you can’t spread to someone else who could die from it. So far we have over 51,000 Americans wiped out in a matter of weeks, which means that this is not “the flu” which can kill that many people in a year, but something far worse.