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University researchers find almost no COVID-19 transmission without symptoms in households

University researchers find almost no COVID-19 transmission without symptoms in households
Government restrictions on individuals and businesses in the name of COVID-19 prevention are largely based on the theory that people without symptoms can easily…

The five researchers sought to identify the “household secondary attack rate” for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.Secondary attack rate refers to the number of new cases among contacts divided by the total number of contacts.Somewhat surprisingly, two-person households have a substantially higher secondary attack rate (41.7 percent rate for transmission without symptoms may too high, simply by definition: The asymptomatic/presymptomatic secondary attack rate is not statistically different from zero, and the confidence interval is technically 0.

The meta-analysis also found that adults are nearly twice as likely to be infected from a household contact (28.8 percent) are more than twice as likely to get infected as are other family contacts (17.

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