In January 2020, at the very start of the pandemic, the New England Journal of Medicine published a letter that suggesting the possibility that covid could be spread by people who did not show any symptoms of the illness.
This article was based on a single case report. Germany’s public health agency, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), later spoke with the person mentioned in the case report, who was supposedly the asymptomatic spreader, and she clarified that she did have symptoms encountering the second person mentioned in the article.
So, this case report, published in one of the world’s most prestigious medical journals, was a false alarm. But no matter, the myth of asymptomatic spread was born.
“Suggesting the possibility . . . a single case report . . . person mentioned in the case report, supposedly the asymptomatic spreader, clarified that she did have symptoms encountering the second person mentioned in the article . . .”
Another nail in the coffin of socializing amidst newspaper etc. gullibility and government chicanery or ineptitude.