We told you recently how capable asymptomatic children are of spreading COVID-19. Now Anthony Fauci, MD says that statement is too limiting. The truth, according to the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is that between 40% and 45% of all infections are asymptomatic. Fauci’s comments to the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) don’t bode well for the near future, as schools continue to welcome students back on campus and retail, dining, and business establishments try to reclaim some of the revenue they lost during forced lockdowns over the past several months. They can, however, bolster your efforts to get patients to recognize the value of preventive measures like social distancing and wearing a mask when around other people.
Screening for Symptoms May Be a Futile Gesture in Trying to Contain COVID-19