Epidemiologist MoNique Gaines-Harris responds to fascinating questions on COVID-19.
Note: This article does not cover questions on any variants recently discovered.
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1. Do you think there may be long term effects for asymptomatic coronavirus patients?
There is still a great deal to learn about SARS-CoV-2, even more so concerning asymptomatic individuals. Current studies show radiologic and laboratory findings of some asymptomatic patients are similar to those of symptomatic patients. Specifically, abnormally low white blood cell and platelet counts have been found as well as ground-glass opacities (a white-flecked pattern seen on lung CT scans, indicative of increased density).