You know what is really stupid?
Politicians and their followers believing that they know more than the smart doctors and other smart people actually studying the new Coronavirus.
A new report from Scripps Research finds that up to half of all people infected with COVID-19 show no symptoms, and many of them could have lung damage without realizing it.
The Scripps Research report was trying to understand how people without symptoms can spread coronavirus, but researchers made a startling discovery.
“Three studies that I’ve looked at studied asymptomatic people. Interestingly, all the people look and feel fine, but when researchers did a CT scan doing an image of their lungs, in 50 to 100% of the cases, they actually found abnormalities,” said Daniel Oran, of Scripps Research.
“When they look at these CT scans, it’s hazy — looks like you’re looking through a dirty piece of glass. What that means is there’s something abnormal about the lungs.”
Oran, one of the authors of the report, analyzed data of coronavirus patients from around the world. They found that 40 to 50% of people who test positive for the virus are asymptomatic.
“We know that about half of all infections are spread before people have symptoms, so it’s important to know that distinction.
The truth is, whether you’re asymptomatic or presymptomatic, when you look and feel fine you still can make others sick,” Oran said.
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