Study: Many people unaware they’re infected may be spreading COVID-19 – UPI.com (Me: and if unmasked… passed it along with ease)

More than half of the people infected with COVID-19’s Omicron variant were unaware they had the highly contagious virus, and this may be a “key contributor” to its rapid person-to-person transmission within communities, a new study says.

Researchers found that 56% of 210 adult patients and employees with recent Omicron variant infection who participated in the study at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles reported being unaware they were infected.

Source: Study: Many people unaware they’re infected may be spreading COVID-19 – UPI.com