Specialists in the U.S. have concluded that the number of new type of coronavirus infected in the country may be much higher than statistics show.
This statement was made by Robert Redfield, head of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
He said the situation is complicated by the fact that about a quarter of all cases are asymptomatic, which does not prevent infected people from transmitting the infection to others. This is what the U.S. Department of State’s federal agency, which reports to the U.S. Department of Health, explains the ineffectiveness of measures taken by the authorities and the catastrophic scale of the epidemic in the country.
“Information that we have largely been able to confirm shows that an impressive number of infected patients show no symptoms. That number could be as high as 25 per cent. This factor is very important because even people without signs of disease can transmit coronavirus”, – Redfield explains.
In particular, he pointed out that the virus can be transmitted 48 hours before a patient shows the first symptoms. With this information in mind, the Centre is reviewing the rules for wearing medical masks. Wearing them would be recommended every time a person went out. In addition, Redfield has warned that the pandemic can last two years, with a significant impact on the lives of people around the world.Presidential elections at all costs: how Poland will vote in a pandemic situation