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The Nuance

Even If You’re Asymptomatic, the Coronavirus Can Do Damage

New research on asymptomatic people reveals underlying effects

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4 min readJun 25, 2020


Since the early days of the novel coronavirus outbreak, infectious disease experts have recognized that some people who contract the virus do not develop a fever, cough, or any of the infection’s other hallmark



Markham Heid

I’m a frequent contributor at TIME, the New York Times, and other media orgs. I write mostly about health and science. I like long walks and the Grateful Dead.