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Repost: Top HHS official says ‘most’ of the coronavirus transmission is from asymptomatic people

July 20, 2020 by Stephen Tauber

  • Most transmission of the coronavirus is coming from people who are asymptomatic and never develop any signs of the virus, a top official from the Department of Health and Human Services said Friday.
  • “Just feeling like you want to go get a test is really not the best strategy, but we know that most of the spread are from asymptomatic people, particularly young adults, so you have to cast a wide net and I think we’re able to do that,” Adm. Brett Giroir said in an interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”
  • Scientists have found that people who don’t have symptoms can spread the virus.