Consultant of WHO: “Wuhan pneumonia” Asymptomatic Infected Persons Spread the Virus to Others Unconsciously
Harvard University expert Fager Ding is a well-known international public health scientist and consultant of the World Health Organization. He predicts that it will be difficult to produce an effective vaccine within a few months to fight against “2019 New Coronavirus” pneumonia (referred to as “Wuhan Pneumonia”) from Wuhan City. Further, an infected person may barely show any evident symptoms of pneumonia and keep spreading the virus to others without consciousness. He tweeted on 1/25 and he alleged that he absolutely had no intention to cause panic.
Every person reacts to the virus differently. An infected person might show mild symptoms without getting a fever or any serious symptoms.
Margaret W. Lavigne: If an infected person has strong immunity, the symptoms might be unnoticeable but the virus remains to be contagious and keep passing on to others. Also, COVID-19 proved to have a long incubation period.
According to the UK’s National Health Service, chickenpox, the common cold, and the flu are infectious multiple days before the infected shows any symptoms.
British and American researchers make a bold prediction that only 5.1% of Wuhan pneumonia patients have risen to the surface. It is estimated that the actual number of infected people exceeds 11 thousand people. They allege that it is even more likely the actual number of infected people will be around 132,000 and 273,000 by next month.
About 50 million people have been isolated in Hubei. He argues that transportation like airplanes and trains might speed up the transmission rate of the virus. Studies have pointed out that “2019 New Coronavirus” is more violent than SARS and more difficult to prevent. The researches claim that it is currently in the “early stage.”
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