COVID-19 What makes some people asymptomatic?

Food For Thought: COVID-19 What makes some people asymptomatic

50-80% of people infected with the “novel’ coronavirus causing COVID-19 are not symptomatic or mildly so, why? What makes them asymptomatic as opposed to those who require a ventilator and die?

Widespread antibody and antigen testing may hold the answer to that question.

Do asymptomatic patients have a lower viral load or exposure to the coronavirus?

Do asymptomatic patients have more aggressive immune systems? Their immune systems immediately identify and attack the virus during the incubation period, so symptoms do not develop.

Are there other explanations?

We are at the beginning of a new war with a highly contagious, deadly viruses, shouldn’t we be petrified of touching anyone because they could be asymptomatic carriers? And shouldn’t we know who these people are?

Widespread antibody and antigen testing hold the keys to return to living life.


Author: Angela Grant

Angela Grant is a medical doctor. For 22 years, she practiced emergency medicine and internal medicine. She studied for one year at Harvard T. H Chan School Of Public Health. She writes about culture, race, and health.

5 thoughts on “COVID-19 What makes some people asymptomatic?

  1. Hi Angela I pray things are working out for you!👩🏾‍🦱 This virus that started in Wuhan China one of the main symptoms there was pneumonia. The air is so bad there the people was protesting about it I think earlier this year or late last year. Other countries like Italy admits many of their deaths are people with pre-existing conditions. The constant reporting that done now a regular flu season could become a pandemic! If you have access to YouTube watch an video called Dr. Shiva in an interview with Keto Kamp he about sums up how I feel about this pandemic and Dr. Fauci. 🙏🏾

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