"Rapid and widespread transmission of SARS-CoV-2 was demonstrated in this skilled nursing facility. More than half of residents with positive test results were asymptomatic at the time of testing and most likely contributed to transmission.
Infection-control strategies focused solely on symptomatic residents were not sufficient to prevent transmission after SARS-CoV-2 introduction into this facility."
This helps to explain the science behind the social distancing and stay-at-home order. Treating only those with symptoms is not sufficient. The nature of this disease is devious. We all need to treat everyone as possibly carrying the virus, hence the social distancing facial covering, washing hands, etc.
The full study can be found online https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2008457
|New England Journal of Medicine: "Infection-control strategies focused solely on symptomatic residents were not sufficient"|
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