The study, published in Journal of the American Medical Society Internal Medicine, indicates these asymptomatic people carry as much virus in their nose, throat and lungs as people exhibiting symptoms. They also carry, and spread it, for almost as long.
“A study published in the Lancet scientific journal reported that one meter or greater physical distance reduced risk of acquiring COVID-19 from 12.8 percent to 2.6 percent,” she said. “Wearing a face mask reduced risk of COVID-19 infection and transmission from 17.4 percent to 3.1 percent.”
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