No asymptomatic spread (COVID)

The virus only spreads from an acutely symptomatic person. People with no symptoms do not spread the virus. Therefore, there should be no asymptomatic testing.

Post-lockdown SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid screening in nearly ten million residents of Wuhan, China, published November 2020

A body of evidence supports the idea that asymptomatic testing leads to false positives.

False-Positive Results in Rapid Antigen Tests for SARS-CoV-2, published January 2020.

SARS-CoV-2 Infections in Close Contacts of Positive Cases in the Olympic and Paralympic Village at the 2021 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, published February 2022.

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