There’s an excellent reason why the United States’ top infectious disease expert isn’t gathering with family outside his home for Thanksgiving this year.
Infected people without symptoms, who might feel well, continue to unwittingly spread the coronavirus on a large scale.
In fact, the CDC recently released an updated scientific brief noting the coronavirus — which has already killed well over a quarter of a million Americans since February — is spread mostly by people who are asymptomatic or presymptomatic (meaning they don’t yet have symptoms). That’s a big reason why the public health agency recommends everyone wear masks in public, and also suggests only celebrating Thanksgiving with people in your household. Read more…
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