Medics: study shows 50-75% of CV-infected at any time have no symptoms – Johnson’s test/PPE failings are making us infect patients | The SKWAWKBOX
The Italian town of Vò near Venice saw the first coronavirus death in Italy and the rapid spread of the virus among the population. But the town recently cut the rate of new infections to zero by implementing a programme of repeated testing of every person in the town and isolating any people found to be infected, along with their close contacts.
But a study of the exercise – which was implemented by Sergio Romagnani, former professor of Clinical Immunology and Clinical Medicine at the University of Florence – and the results of the testing revealed a shocking statistic, one that has not been emphasised by the UK press or news broadcasters:
At any given moment, half to three quarters of the people infected and transmitting the virus were showing no symptoms.
This meant that the town was only able to reduce the spread of the disease because it was testing everyone, whether they showed symptoms or not.