From the start of this pandemic, it’s been clear that some infected people infect a lot of others, some infected people infect very few others. the difference likely being in how much virus those people carry.
But what about asymptomatic people?
Does the same apply to them?
Apparently, it does, according to this latest American study.
In this study, a paltry 2 % of infected people were super-spreaders who carried 90 % of the burden of infection in their community.
If we could just figure out who those people are and get them isolated quickly, we would make a huge step in controlling community spread.