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Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsSTDs · 2 months ago

Corona w/ no symptoms ?

How likely or possible is it for someone to contract covid-19 and then completely recover from it not having had any symptoms throughout??

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  • 2 months ago
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    All we know is that it appears to be definitely possible. 

    Many people have had antibody tests which confirm that they have developed antibodies to Covid-19 despite having never even suspected they had any infection.

    But unlike the antigen (swab) test which is pretty accurate and only tests for current infection, the antibody tests (blood sample) appear to give to many false positive results and too many false clear results (the latter proven as some people definitely recovered after having symptoms and had positive antigen tests to prove that they had Covid-19.

    But the biggest problem with answering is that it’s not possible to compile figures from those who never showed symptoms, never got tested and so see no reason to be tested.

    So far, it appears that around 20% of the population seen to be immune.

    What we don’t know is how many of that 20% simply cannot catch the virus, against how many get it and spread it to others without ever showing symptoms themselves.

    Scientists will be spending many decades learning everything about Covid-19 once it dies down, so you’ll just have to wait for factually based answers like everyone else. Or become a scientist and research those answers for the good of humanity and medical science.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Maybe 25%. Until they test the entire population, we don't know.

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  • 2 months ago

    Very unlikely, but I am no doctor, so I am just guessing.

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  • 2 months ago

    It has been reported that 20% of those exposed to the virus will not develop symptoms but are capable of transmitting the virus. 

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  • 2 months ago

    It's possible but not likely.  They probably had some minor  symptoms but chalked it up to allergies.  

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