The study subverts the data so far
According to a global study by Chinese scientists, more than 4 in 10 patients with coronavirus are asymptomatic, something that completely changes what the scientific community has known so far.
About 30 million people offered their services in this research, and what emerged from the research is that a percentage of 40.5% of the cases do not have any symptoms. This percentage is much higher than originally calculated.
In some categories of people, of course, this percentage was much higher. For example, in women who are interested, the percentage of asymptomatic reached 54%, in travelers by plane and cruise ship to 53%, while in the case of nursing homes the percentage was 48%.
“The high percentage of asymptomatic carriers Covid disease demonstrates the potential risk of transmission of the virus to the community “, supports the study’s author, Professor Min Liu Peking University, in his article in the scientific review “JAMA Network Open”.
As it has become known all this time, the most common coronavirus symptoms are fever, cough, loss of taste or smell, fatigue and shortness of breath. There are of course cases where a patient will not develop any of these, and yet will have the virus and will be able to transmit it.
The results of the study came from a review of 95 studies involving 29,776,306 people from around the world.
Min Liu commented that through the results, “Screening is required to detect asymptomatic, especially in countries and regions that have successfully treated SARS-CoV-2”.
Global research has also shown that young people who are carriers of the virus are more likely to be asymptomatic.
Those under the age of 39 are more likely to be asymptomatic.
“Research has shown that young adults who often have mild or no symptoms are a potential source of transmission to the community.” underline the authors of the study.
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