Re-Analysis of the Relative Transmissibility of Asymptomatic Cases among Close Contacts
3 Pages Posted: 31 Mar 2020
Date Written: March 31, 2020
Asymptomatic transmission of the coronavirus disease 2019 is an important topic. A recent study in China showed that transmissibility of the asymptomatic cases is comparable of that of symptomatic cases. Here we showed that the conclusion may depend on how we interpret the data.
Note: Funding: DH was supported by General Research Fund (15205119) of Research Grants Council of Hong Kong and an Alibaba (China)-Hong Kong Polytechnic University Collaborative Research project.
Conflict of Interest: DH was supported by an Alibaba (China) - Hong Kong Polytechnic University Collaborative Research project. Other authors declare no competing interests.
Ethical Approval: The ethical approval or individual consent was not applicable.
Keywords: asymptomatic transmission; COVID-19; close contacts
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