No symptoms? No spread!

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Asymptomatic transmission is very rare. Several recent studies show that people who do not have COVID-19 symptoms very rarely spread this illness [1].

 

Mask mandates, school closures, and business restrictions don’t make sense for those without symptoms. Only people who are sick need to stay home.

End the lockdowns. They are not needed to stop spread, and they are harming many people.

 

References

  1. Household Transmission of SARS-CoV-2” - December 2020 Journal of the American Medical Association

 

This meta-analysis of 54 studies with 77,758 participants found 25x greater risk of transmission from symptomatic cases than asymptomatic cases. Symptomatic cases resulted in household transmission in 18% of cases, whereas asymptomatic cases resulted in household transmission in only 0.7% of cases. In layman's terms, the study found that there was an average of less than one transmission out of 100 asymptomatic carriers in the same household.