5.27.22 – Epoch  Times

“COVID-Infected People Without Symptoms Are Much Less Likely to Pass Virus On: Study”
By Zachary Stieber

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People who have COVID-19 but aren’t showing any symptoms are much less likely to transmit the virus that causes the disease, researchers have found.

Health officials around the world have warned throughout the pandemic that people who don’t have symptoms could transmit SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19 and is also known as the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus.

The warnings prompted the imposition of a slew of measures, such as mass testing of people, regardless of whether they had manifestations of the illness.

But the new research, published in PLOS One following peer review, concluded that the secondary attack rate—the primary measure of the risk of transmission of SARS-CoV-2—was about two-thirds lower from asymptomatic people than those who were experiencing symptoms.

People with asymptomatic infection are “less infectious than those with symptomatic infection,” Nicola Low, an epidemiologist with the Institute of Social and Preventative Medicine at the University of Bern, said in a statement.

The researchers included scientists from France, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Colombia, Argentina, the United States, and the United Kingdom. They updated a study they initially released that was only based on studies published in April 2020.

The updated research was based on 130 studies published between then and July 2021. The studies analyzed 28,246 people who tested positive for COVID-19, of whom nearly 12,000 experienced an infection but no symptoms.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, fatigue, loss of taste or smell, sore threat, headache, diarrhea, and aches and pains.

The CDC admitted in November 2021 that there is no record of the naturally immune transmitting the virus.