Most coronavirus cases spread from people with no symptoms, CDC says in new report

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As coronavirus cases surge higher than ever before across the US, it’s important to remember that most of them spread from people with no symptoms.That includes people who have not yet developed symptoms but may fall ill as their infection progresses. Research shows that people “who feel well and may be unaware of their infectiousness to others” likely account for more than 50% of COVID-19 transmissions, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a science update on Friday.That could happen at your Thanksgiving table, warns Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.”Right now today, in mid to late November, we’re finding that innocent occurrences such as groups of friends and family meeting indoors because of the cold weather for dinner are becoming a major source of asymptomatic spread,” he said during a virtual lecture for the University of Virginia School of Medicine on Wednesday. “That seems to be driving infections much more so now than the more obvious settings of bars and other places.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on June 30, 2020.

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