Research published in April indicates that about half of people who have the novel coronavirus show no symptoms. The changed version says that it is not thought to be the main way through which the virus spreads.
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"It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes", the CDC states.
The new guidance, which the agency says is "designed to help inform decisions by modelers and public health officials who utilize mathematical modeling", lists five scenarios and notes scenario five, which has 35 percent of COVID-19 patients as asymptomatic, as its "current best estimate".
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Das said the global economy was headed towards a recession because of coronavirus-induced disruptions to supply chains. Consequently, the reverse repo rate now stands reduced to 3.35%, while the MSF rate is down to 4.25%.
Other ways the virus doesn't easily spread are from animals to people or people to animals, the CDC's updated webpage says.
The virus too does not spread easily from people to animals and animals to people, the CDC added, although he said he "is aware of a small number of pets worldwide, including cats and dogs, that have been infected with the virus that causes COVID-19". "Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about six feet)", the new guidelines explained.
"Direct contact with people has the highest likelihood of getting infected - being close to an infected person, rather than accepting a newspaper or a FedEx guy dropping off a box", said virologist Vincent Munster, a researcher at the Virus Ecology Section of Rocky Mountain Laboratories, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases facility in Hamilton, Montana.
The CDC's recommendations on wearing face masks also has changed. "Just don't wipe down food with disinfectant".