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Prognosis: Understanding Silent Spreaders

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Prognosis: Understanding Silent Spreaders

Bloomberg senior editor Jason Gale digs into what we know — and don’t know — about asymptomatic carriers of COVID-19, also known as “silent spreaders.”
June 18, 2020

Prognosis: Understanding Silent Spreaders

A top World Health Organization official sparked controversy earlier this month when she said cases of asymptomatic carriers of COVID-19 spreading the virus are “very rare.” Bloomberg senior editor Jason Gale digs into what we know — and don’t know — about asymptomatic carriers of COVID-19, also known as “silent spreaders.”

Guests: 

Jason Gale, Senior Editor, Bloomberg News

Dr. Sanjaya Senanayake, Associate Professor, Australia National University

Dr. Peter Collignon, Professor, Australia National University

Read a transcript of this episode: https://tradeoffs.org/2020/06/18/prognosis-silent-spreaders/

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