Study Shows Asymptomatic Transmission is almost Nonexistent

January 18, 2021

A new scientific study of almost 10 million people in Wuhan, China, found that “asymptomatic spread” of covid-19 is almost nonexistent: only 300 “asymptomatic cases” were discovered, and none of those tested positive for covid-19.

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A study of almost 10 million people in Wuhan, China, found that “asymptomatic spread” of covid-19 did not occur at all, thus undermining the need for lockdowns, which are built on the premise of the virus being unwittingly spread by “infectious, asymptomatic people”.

Published in November (2020) in the scientific journal “Nature Communications”, the paper was compiled by 19 scientists, mainly from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, but also from scientific institutions across China as well as in the U.K. and Australia. It focused on the residents of Wuhan, ground zero for covid-19, where 9,899,828 people took part in a screening program between May 14 and June 1, which provided clear results as to the possibility of any “asymptomatic transmission” of the virus.

“Asymptomatic transmission” has been the underlying justification of lockdowns enforced all across the world. The most recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) still states that the virus “can be spread by people who do not have symptoms.” In fact, the CDC claimed that “asymptomatic people” “are estimated to account for more than 50 percent of transmissions.”

However, the new study in “Nature Communications”, titled “Post-lockdown SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid screening in nearly 10 million residents of Wuhan, China,” debunked the concept of “asymptomatic transmission”. 

It stated that out of the nearly 10 million people in the study, “300 asymptomatic cases” were found. Contact tracing was then carried out and of those 300, no cases of covid-19 were detected in any of them. “A total of 1,174 close contacts of the asymptomatic positive cases were traced, and they all tested negative for the covid-19.”

Both the asymptomatic patients and their contacts were placed in isolation for two weeks, and after the fortnight, the results remained the same. “None of detected positive cases or their close contacts became symptomatic or newly confirmed with covid-19 during the isolation period.”

Further evidence showed that “virus cultures” in the positive and repositive asymptomatic cases were all negative, “indicating no ‘viable virus’ in positive cases detected in this study.” Ages of those found to be asymptomatic ranged between 10 and 89, with the asymptomatic positive rate being “lowest in children or adolescents aged 17 and below” and highest rate found among people older than 60.

These results are not without precedent. In June (2020), Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, head of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) emerging diseases and zoonosis unit, shed doubt upon asymptomatic transmission. Speaking at a press conference, Van Kerkhove explained, “From the data we have, it still seems to be rare that an “asymptomatic person” actually transmits onward to a secondary individual.” Swift to act, the WHO performed a U-turn, and the next day Van Kerkhove then declared that “asymptomatic transmission” was a “really complex question … We don’t actually have that answer yet.”

However, the new Wuhan study seems to present solid, scientific evidence that “asymptomatic transmission” is not just rare but nonexistent. Given that it found “no evidence that the identified asymptomatic positive cases were infectious,” the study raises important questions about lockdowns. 

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