It may be easier to get coronavirus than we thought

It may be easier to get coronavirus than we thought

First, the obligatory caveat: There’s still so much we don’t know about the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, the disease that results from the virus. New genetic developments are coming everyday — so fast that even the CDC can’t keep up.  

During the latest coronavirus press conference Saturday, Dr. Deborah Birx shared new findings about the virus that may contradict what the CDC currently says about transmission. Birx, the highly experienced coronavirus response coordinator at the White House, said that there may be a group of people who are asymptomatic yet spreading the virus. 

Birx’s task force of experts does not believe that people under 20 are immune from coronavirus, so they may have it and not show symptoms. “Are they a group that are potentially asymptomatic and spreading the virus?” Birx asked. “Because of that unknown, we don’t want to say that the risk is low when we don’t know how low the numbers are for people who are asymptomatic.”  Read more…

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