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People are asking whether patients with COVID19 who don’t have symptoms, e.g. cough or even just fever, can transmit the disease to others. The answer seems to be yes. Alas, this is not good news, but we can still take rational steps. Let’s talk about this. #QuarantineLoophole 1/
Should you avoid getting near symptomatic relatives? Yes, alas. What about college students or travelers returning home who aren't showing symptoms? That’s harder. If they could have been exposed, you should practice social distancing for a while, even if they're asymptomatic. 2/
If people are asymptomatic but have credibly been exposed to COVID19, they should be in home quarantine for 14 days, to be safe. But for how long can someone be asymptomatic and still transmit? It appears that this is on the order of 2-4 days. 3/
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