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Asymptomatic Carriers of Coronavirus a Living Bomb

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Asymptomatic carrier of coronavirus is actually more dangerous than the symptomatic one. A study suggests that 104 of 128 people on the cruise ships were asymptomatic. But when tested they all tested positive for coronavirus.

Talking about how its transmission works the important point is the reproductive number of COVID-19.

Do you wear a mask? Do you maintain social distancing? Or do you follow the instructions given by WHO? These questions are the landmark to aware the general public from the contagiousness of coronavirus.

At times when the world is suffering from a pandemic like COVID-19. It is our responsibility to make sure that everyone must follow the instruction given by WHO. Around us, there were many people with COVID-19 carriers but they do not know about it because they are asymptomatic.

Recent Controversy

Dr. Robert Redfield, the director of the CDC first time reveals the possibility of asymptomatic carriers to cause the COVID-19. And also the reason for spreading the virus in an interview with National Public Radio affiliate WABE.

Then after some days the researcher from Iceland, reported that almost 50 per cent of their patients who test positive for coronavirus have no symptoms at all. It means that everyone who does not follow the WHO recommendations is at risk.

Recently, a controversy has seen when Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove said it was very rare for an asymptomatic carrier to spread the disease to others. She further said public health officials must give attention to isolate the people with symptoms.

After her statement, many people comment that how can it be possible that Asymptomatic Carriers rarely spread the virus? As most of the studies show the contagiousness of the virus in people without symptoms.

Then on 9 June, Dr Maria supported her statement in a news briefing. She was saying that she had mentioned a small subset of studies that follow people who never show COVID-19 symptoms.

Asymptomatic Carriers according to a study

Asymptomatic Carriers of Coronavirus are actually more dangerous than the symptomatic one. A study suggests that 104 of 128 people on the cruise ships were asymptomatic. But when tested they all come positive for coronavirus.

Talking about how its transmission works the important point is the reproductive number of COVID-19. And according to basic study, the reproductive number of COVID-19 is 4. It means the virus has the potency to infect 4 other people.

And this rate of infection would double within 3 days or so for coronavirus. This calculation is evident in the spread of coronavirus in Wuhan, China as within 4 months this COVID-19 infected 1.4 million people.

But the most important thing one can do is to stop the transmission of the virus. And more consciously follow the instructions so as to prevent the spread from asymptomatic carriers.

This is possible when everyone wears a mask, gloves and should maintain the social distance to avoid the spread of disease. While people without symptoms seem to be infecting others. But recent evidence still emphasizes that people with symptoms are at the highest risk.

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