"Pentingnya Mengetahui Berapa Banyak 'Silent Spreaders' Untuk Memahami Virus #Covid19" by @DavidShukmanBBC

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While many people who become infected with coronavirus develop symptoms, others may carry it without realising Researchers say it’s vital to know how many people are “silent spreaders” to understand the virus @davidshukmanbbc explains [Thread] bbc.in/CoronavirusSil…

01/06/2020 22:38:13 WIB
URL BBC News The mystery of 'silent spreaders' Scientists have discovered more evidence about a strange and worrying feature of the coronavirus 3 users 164950
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@davidshukmanbbc It all started in a church in Singapore on 19 January Amongst the congregation were a couple who had just arrived from China The couple seemed healthy - displaying no symptoms At the time, no symptoms meant no chance of spreading it bbc.in/CoronavirusSil… pic.twitter.com/anFyxdS5dg

01/06/2020 22:39:17 WIB
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@davidshukmanbbc A few days later, the couple fell sick And over the following week, others experienced symptoms too Singapore's Ministry of Health were “extremely perplexed” at how people who didn’t know each other were becoming infected, while showing no symptoms bbc.in/CoronavirusSil… pic.twitter.com/ho9xZDRwCu

01/06/2020 22:39:52 WIB
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@davidshukmanbbc Singapore mobilised “disease detectives” They found many of those who had been infected had been at that same church service One unexpected finding was the woman who contracted the virus by sitting in the same seats as the couple later that day bbc.in/CoronavirusSil… pic.twitter.com/HzyGkYFRWz

01/06/2020 22:40:38 WIB
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@davidshukmanbbc The church in Singapore uncovered what we now know as "pre-symptomatic transmission" Studies highlight a critical period of 24-to-48 hours before the symptoms develop when people can be highly infectious bbc.in/CoronavirusSil… pic.twitter.com/tKYqPG7AtD

01/06/2020 22:41:21 WIB
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@davidshukmanbbc The perplexing fact remains that some people never show symptoms - they have asymptomatic infection Studies suggest a range of possibilities for how many cases are asymptomatic It's impossible to know how many cases of infection remain hidden from view bbc.in/CoronavirusSil… pic.twitter.com/aZO8PprLLz

01/06/2020 22:42:04 WIB
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@davidshukmanbbc "If you have people who don't know they're ill while using public transport and health care facilities, inevitably that's going to increase transmission” In the search for an answer, scientists are pushing for tests for the entire population of one city bbc.in/CoronavirusSil… pic.twitter.com/1eLCjA5dJq

01/06/2020 22:42:43 WIB
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@davidshukmanbbc At the moment, there is no way of telling who among society may be carrying the virus without knowing That’s why governments are saying it’s essential to adhere to social distancing, cooperate with tracing efforts and self-isolate if necessary bbc.in/CoronavirusSil… pic.twitter.com/CmQ5aUFFbo

01/06/2020 22:43:34 WIB
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Larry Sanger @lsanger

@BBCWorld @davidshukmanbbc How can you know if someone is a "silent spreader" if there isn't even a reliable test that a person has COVID-19 in the first place? 🤔

01/06/2020 22:53:38 WIB

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