A good proportion of people who contract coronavirus don’t actually display symptoms – making them silent carriers – new research has shown.
Data released from the Chinese government suggests that 30% of people with coronavirus show no or delayed symptoms. This research has been confirmed by a group of Japanese experts at Hokkaido University.
Indeed, among the Japanese patients evacuated from Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, 30.8% were “asymptomatic” (i.e. they didn’t display symptoms).
Despite not displaying symptoms themselves, these individuals can still pass on a potentially deadly strain of the virus to others.
This shows why it is so important that people follow the government’s advice to stay at home whenever possible.
You might be carrying the virus, and passing it on to vulnerable groups, even without knowing it.
Stay at home. Saves lives. Simple.