Study shows zero asymptomatic transmission of SARS-Cov-2

A study conducted with a sample size of 10 million people showed that people who do not have symptoms do not spread the disease. Published in Nature on Nov. 20, 2020.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-19802-w

“Previous studies have shown that asymptomatic individuals infected with SARS-CoV-2 virus were infectious3, and might subsequently become symptomatic4. Compared with symptomatic patients, asymptomatic infected persons generally have low quantity of viral loads and a short duration of viral shedding, which decrease the transmission risk of SARS-CoV-25. In the present study, virus culture was carried out on samples from asymptomatic positive cases, and found no viable SARS-CoV-2 virus. All close contacts of the asymptomatic positive cases tested negative, indicating that the asymptomatic positive cases detected in this study were unlikely to be infectious.”

In short, mask mandates and lockdowns for healthy people are not warranted or supported by this study.

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