Asymptomatic Transmission of COVID-19 Did Not Occur in Study of 10 Million People

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News Story Source:, By Evan James
According to a study of ten million people published in November, asymptomatic transmission of COVID-19 did not occur at all.

The paper is titled "Post-lockdown SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid screening in nearly ten million residents of Wuhan, China" and was published in the scientific journal Nature Communications. Approximately 10 million people were screened between May 14 and June 1, with researchers finding 300 asymptomatic cases. Testing of their 1,174 close contacts revealed 1,174 negative results, no positives, meaning that there was no asymptomatic transmission of COVID-19.

"The citywide nucleic acid screening of SARS-CoV-2 infection in Wuhan recruited nearly 10 million people, and found no newly confirmed cases with COVID-19. The detection rate of asymptomatic positive cases was very low, and there was no evidence of transmission from asymptomatic positive persons to traced close contacts. There were no asymptomatic positive cases in 96.4% of the
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