March 18, 2020
Seemingly healthy people showing no symptoms of illness can spread the coronavirus around, and there’s nothing you can do to prevent exposure other than going full nuclear bunker hermit.
The explosive spread of coronavirus was likely caused by ‘stealth transmissions’ – undiagnosed people with mild symptoms unwittingly spreading the disease, a new study claims.
Infectious-disease expert Jeffrey Shaman believes the actual number of contaminated worldwide is far greater than reports, estimating a million people may have been infected.
The environmental health sciences professor at Columbia University who co-wrote the study published on Monday said social distancing is a must in order to combat seemingly healthy people spreading the virus.
Despite only being half as infectious as the documented infections, these stealth cases resulted in at least two-thirds of documented infections, Professor Shaman and his colleagues said.
The study says a “radical increase in the identification and isolation of currently undocumented infections would be needed to fully control” the novel coronavirus.
Chances are that you’re going to die this year, either at the hands of the virus or the chaos caused by it.
You cannot trust anyone.
They’re all infected.
Americans, and people all over the world, are waking up today faced with a concerning reality. The novel coronavirus (Covid-19) isn’t “just the flu,” isn’t going away anytime soon, and is very much going to impact every single person’s life. As we all brace for weeks of time spent at home, it’s more important than ever to stay calm and stick to the facts. To that end, here are some important new findings just released by a team of international researchers working out of the University of Texas at Austin.
They believe they’ve discovered how quickly the virus can spread, a potentially invaluable piece of information in the containment effort. In a transmission chain, it appears that the time between cases is less than a week. Moreover, over 10% of new infections are being spread by carriers with no outward signs of illness.
The best approach we can all take moving forward is limiting our contact with others and practicing social distancing. The next few weeks will be a challenge, but the virus is containable, as evidenced by the major progress and improvements being made in the virus’ epicenter, China.
Everyone’s likely to be already carrying and spreading the virus.
Hand sanitizer and face masks won’t save you.
Your only hope is to pray.