Does being asymptomatic from COVID-19 mean you are healthy?
Or have mild symptoms compared to those who died or had to go to the hospital.
- A.J.Lv 71 month agoFavourite answer
There are two categories when you are positive and without notable symptoms. There is asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic. Low symptom levels now and in the future means you may have permanent effects in blood circulation or brain attacked or heart muscle degradation or breathing weaknesses or other permanent effects, but are not as contagious and are fighting off the virus, hopefully not with these permanent hidden effects. It means you don't show major discomfort and don't have a high virus count. However, you could instead be pre-symptomatic. That is, the virus is incubating and multiplying within you and you are a super-spreader that you think is OK but really in position to kill everyone you know. In this, in a few days, you become very sick. A few of these people called it all a hoax and then died in a hospital after infecting their friends and family. One superspreader can infect 50 to 100 people. They exist, strong and healthy and infected with a virus multiplying in them that cough poison virus.
A few things are true. About 96% of those that die have pre-existing conditions. 10% of Americans have undiagnosed preexisting conditions. Even if you don't die doesn't mean it won't have lasting effects. 90% of 96% are healthy enough to live through it (86.4% of people). 80% of them are low symptoms so that's 69% get infected and never show serious symptoms.
69% low symptom, 16% sick at home,10% hospitalized and recover mostly, 5% die, of those infected.
I write this not to scare you, but instead to point out that 1/3 of people do not take this seriously enough and 1/3 are end-of-the-world panicking and only 1/3 know its serious but can properly be fought by masks to protect other people and social distancing and washing hands and clothing.
In the USA, 6.6 million identified cases and probably another 10 million never identified. Almost 200,000 deaths, which really means an average of 10 years cut from their lives by Covid or other conditions exasperated by covid. 2.5 million known sick and 3.9 million recovered and some with permanent effects after recovery. Many thousands in hospitals now.
Wear the mask. Keep isolated as much as possible. If you are tested positive keep home and isolated completely and call into a hospital if you need to. Other countries have beat this but Americans refuse to act wisely.
- RichardLv 61 month ago
- Hope!Lv 71 month ago
It's like the flu - let's say you are in a room with 4 people and one person has the flu.. you all come in contact with it, but one person will have no symptoms (strong immune system), another may have mild symptoms and another more severe symptoms (because their immune system is weak).
Listen to your body - do you FEEL healthy? Do you feel strong?
If you are worried about Covid (worry weakens the immune system btw), then work at boosting your immune system.
Seriously though, look at the deaths - not the number of cases, but the deaths.. here in Canada we have had about 9,000 deaths IN A POPULATION OF 37.7 MILLION.. that's less than 2% of the population, with about 80% being older than 80 years old! Want to know what the lifespan is for a typical Canadian? 81 years old..
When you don't know anyone who is dying, and you don't know anyone who knows someone who is dying, then there is no pandemic.. seriously, consider heart disease and cancer - STILL the leading cause of death and we all know someone who has had cancer.. but do you know anyone who has died from Covid?
- 1 month ago
No but you may pass less virus than a patient with severe disease.
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- mokrieLv 71 month ago
Yes, it means your healthy but you can still pass it to someone that may die from it.
- Anonymous1 month ago
That's sort of a gray area, bcuz epidemiologists aren't entirely sure. Someone who HAS the virus but no symptoms is a still carrier who can give it to others. (Like 'Typhoid Mary,' for instance.) And they're now seeing cases of bizarre, secondary illnesses in patients which do not seem to correlate to Covid19-- neurological disorders, cognitive problems, rashes, liver failure, heart damage, etc. Truth is, it's just too new and we don't understand all the implications of this virus. But in general, no one who actually had/has Covid could be labeled "healthy."
- Pearl LLv 71 month ago
i think it does
- blackgrumpycatLv 71 month ago
Not necessarily. I listened to the radio to a story about body builder who lived a very healthy life with good diet and exercise who got covid and nearly died. Being A symptomatic just means that you probably have more immunity than others.
- Anonymous1 month ago
No. It is now showing internal damage and blood clots. Best not to catch the virus at all.