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Why are most people who contract COVID-19 asymptomatic?

At this point in time no one can say for sure why many people appear to have asymptomatic infection, and figures range from 20-80% though part of the problem appears to be from false positives in ...
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Why are most people who contract COVID-19 asymptomatic?

The reason why many people who contract COVID-19 are asymptomatic is simple. It is because your immune system can kill the pathogen before you show symptoms. In other words, your body overwhelms the ...
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Is it possible to get Covid-19 and have 0 symptoms along the complete journey and hence cure by yourself without knowing?

Yes, it is possible to have no symptoms and be infected, various sources, e. g. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32179137. As for testing after 'clearing the infection', this would be what a ...
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Asymptomatic People

Asymptomatic refers to a state of no symptoms at a particular time. One can be asymptomatic in the incubation period, and/or, in the period following the infection as shown by positive rtPCR which ...
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Why is the US not implementing large scale random Covid-19 testing to isolate asymptomatic people?

Why is surveillance not implemented at scale in the USA? Not enough test kits. If the USA does not have testing at scale, why is this the case? Didn't go through MERS and SARS, unlike South Korea....
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Has there been research to assess an"asymptomatic Novel corona virus 19" how long they are able to infect another person?

As of May 2020, evidence suggests that coronavirus infection periods are related to viral load, viral shedding and symptoms of disease (although some asymptomatic people can still spread the infection)...
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Has there been research to assess an"asymptomatic Novel corona virus 19" how long they are able to infect another person?

I'm not aware of any study that only looked at viral loads in asymptomatic infected persons but if you look at mild to severe patients, their viral loads all tend to follow a similar pattern whereby ...
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Asymptomatic People

With a virus, there are 2 separate things that happen at different speeds, and not at the same time: Live virus comes in contact with your body, and starts replicating, and your body is emitting ...
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What makes a person asymptomatic? How does it work?

The symptoms caused by a virus come from a combination of the actual damage done by the virus and side effects of the immune system's response to the virus. Once a virus enters your body there is ...
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What's the margin of error for the estimate on the percentage of people infected with latent tuberculosis?

Yes, estimating the prevalence of latent tuberculosis infection using the TST is not trivial. Use only of the TST to define latent tuberculosis infection requires specification of a cut-point for ...
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Why are most people who contract COVID-19 asymptomatic?

Recent studies have reported that about 80% of people infected with SARS-CoV2 are asymptomatic, it means they are "silent carriers". These patients show no or very mild symptoms. As it is known that ...
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Is it possible to get Covid-19 and have 0 symptoms along the complete journey and hence cure by yourself without knowing?

From {1}: In COVID-19, The University of Padua, Veneto Region and the Red Cross tested the populationof VĂ², Italy, 3300 people, to establish the natural history of the virus, the transmission ...
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