Study: Half Of COVID Cases Coming From Silent Spreaders
A NEW STUDY HAS FOUND THAT SILENT TRANSMISSION COULD BE RESPONSIBILE FOR HALF OF THE COVID-19 CASES
(CNN) – New research indicates that asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic COVID-19 cases are a primary driver of the virus spreading.
Using existing research; scientists have found that silent transmission could be responsible for half of the COVID cases.
The study, published in the proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that more than one third of these infections would need to be identified and isolated to suppress a future outbreak.
Researchers says even immediate isolation of all symptomatic cases would not be enough to get the spread under control.
This model assumed that COVID-19 may be most contagious during the pre-symptomatic stage, which is uncommon for a respiratory infection.