Doc, is there really anyone who has the corona or covid 19 virus but has no symptoms? And how do you find out?
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. The attention of the world and especially Indonesia is now being directed to the corona virus infection. This virus is considered dangerous because of its ability to move from one person to another so easily and its complications can end in death.
One of the reasons this virus is so dangerous is that as you ask, it is true that someone can be positive but show no symptoms. This usually occurs in young adults or in a good immune system. This is dangerous because the person does not realize that he has been infected with corona and can spread the virus to vulnerable groups, such as the elderly, people with many chronic diseases, toddlers, or people with low immune systems.
There is no easy way to find this out, those who show no symptoms can only be known through tests. The problem is, the tests we have are limited, so healthy people and no history of exposure to corona-positive patients will not get this test. So when you talk about the possibility, it could be the people closest to you, or even yourself, actually have been infected with corona but do not cause symptoms. This is the reason the social / physical recommendation is not only directed at those who experience symptoms, but to everyone including those who feel well, because there are no symptoms does not guarantee that the person will avoid corona virus infection.
Therefore, the best advice is to keep washing your hands regularly, avoiding going out of the house as much as possible, and strengthening your immune system by avoiding smoking, getting enough rest, taking multivitamins and supplements, increasing your consumption of fruits, vegetables and fulfilling your fluid needs, because we are face an unseen enemy. So, hopefully answering your question.