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CDC head: Up to 25 percent of those with coronavirus never show symptoms

Added 03-31-20 12:57:03pm EST - “As many as 25 percent of people with the coronavirus may never show symptoms, says Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “CDC head: Up to 25 percent of those with coronavirus never show symptoms”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

As many as 25 percent of people with the coronavirus may never show symptoms, says Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield.

In a Monday interview with NPR, Redfield said that COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, spreads “far easier” than the flu, in part because it appears people can spread the virus up to 48 hours before they feel sick, if even show symptoms at all.

“This helps explain how rapidly this virus continues to spread across the country because we have asymptomatic transmitters and we have individuals who are transmitting 48 hours before they become symptomatic,” he said.

Because there is still not widespread testing for COVID-19 in the U.S., it’s not known how many people actually have it.

The federal government is urging people to practice social distancing measures, such as working from home and staying at least six feet away from others, to slow the spread of the virus and prevent an influx of patients from overwhelming the health care system.

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