According tomedia reports, a new British study has come to the terrible conclusion that the new crown preventive measures should be respected. Researchers from the UK analysed data on COVID-19 tests and found that more than 75 per cent of people who tested positive for the new coronavirus showed no signs of disease.
The data analysed in the study were COVID-19 test data from the Office for National Statistics, the UK’s statistical agency, and covered a sample of 36,061 individuals who had been tested for COVID-19 between 26 April and 27 June. “To reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2, it is important to identify people who are contagious,” the researchers wrote. However, it is not clear how many infected people are asymptomatic and potential ‘silent’ transmitters. “
The researchers hope to determine how many people developed symptoms on the day of the test, and they found that about 625 people reported symptoms that might match the new coronavirus infection on the day of the test.
The data showed that 27 (23.5%) of the 115 COVID-19 positive cases showed symptoms and 88 (76.5%) were asymptomatic.
In the study, the scientists focused on several specific symptoms of COVID-19, such as coughing, fever, loss of smell and loss of taste. When looking for these symptoms, only 16 (13.9%) reported symptoms, while 99 (86.1%) showed no signs of contracting COVID-19.
One of the main problems with the new coronavirus is that it lacks specific symptoms, even in all cases, other than a sudden loss of sense of smell and taste. That’s why the only way to diagnose it is to get a PCR test.
It is generally accepted that between 40 and 50 per cent of those infected are asymptomatic, while the number of asymptomatic infections is no greater than that of those with symptoms. But even people who end up with COVID-19 symptoms can be contagious before they appear.
Research in the UK further underlines this view. Many people who may end up with COVID-19 symptoms may be contagious, but they do not believe they have been infected.
The study concluded: “COVID-19 symptoms are a bad marker of SARS-CoV-2. As a result, 76.5 per cent of the random samples tested positive showed no symptoms and 86.1 per cent did not show symptoms against COVID-19. Wider testing is needed to capture ‘silent’ transmitters, while potentially preventing and reducing future outbreaks. “
The UK study has been peer-reviewed. Like other COVID-19 studies, more research is needed before researchers and health experts can draw any defined conclusions.
While British scientists have shown that extensive testing may be a key factor in reducing transmission, the study also indirectly supports the advice of public health experts that simple measures such as keeping social distances, avoiding crowds, avoiding indoor spaces, keeping hands hygienic, and wearing masks in public can prevent contact with people infected with the virus and reduce the risk of transmission.