Have excessive measures been taken, with devastating consequences, based on wrong assumptions? How did we allow this to happen without ever having proper scrutiny?
How likely is asymptomatic transmission of the SARS-Cov2 virus? And how relevant is that possibility today and in the near future? These two questions are absolutely essential and it is therefore necessary to rescue them for a broad and plural debate.
The potential transmissibility of SARS-CoV-2 through asymptomatic individuals has become one of the pillars of last year’s plans to “combat” the health crisis, and since then little or nothing has been discussed. It was on this premise that extremely costly efforts were made to track down asymptomatic individuals, in the belief that they were a relevant enough driver of the spread of the pandemic to justify the brutal cost imposed on society – not only directly, but also indirectly, as a result of the policies adopted.
In this article we will review the events and the main scientific articles that have addressed this issue, absolutely central to the unfolding of the putative pandemic.