How COVID-19 ‘silent spreaders’ walk among us and can make an outbreak explode

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But according to a new study published in the Science journal that tracked and simulated the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in mainland China, nine of 10 infections were transmitted locally by people who were asymptomatic and, for all intents and purposes, healthy. The analysis found that these “undocumented” carriers, with symptoms that were either mild or non-existent, were able to bypass any type of virus report. At the same time, they were still half as likely to spread it to someone else, the L.A. Times reported. And there were far more of them, meaning the infections they caused dwarfed other methods of spread. They were the silent spreaders.