The concept of asymptomatic spread of Covid-19 has always seemed like an oxymoron to me. I can imagine a few particles of the virus getting onto my skin or into my breath, only to move on to another person without ever making me sick. It defies common sense, however, to conceive of such an instance of purely mechanical transportation as driving a pandemic. As a rule, one becomes infectious when one develops infectious disease symptoms; no symptoms, no spread.
The article notes that this was substantially the view of the World Health Organization as expressed back in March. It goes on to share the results of a study that appears to confirm the insignificance of Covid-19’s asymptomatic spread.
The usual caveats to reason apply: One study does not Truth make, but the point here is not about the truth of Covid-19’s asymptomatic spread, but about media and politicians’ lies on the topic.