Asymptomatic shares of infections

The claim ‘one in three infected people show no symptoms’ appears in government statements:

Around 1 in 3 people have coronavirus (COVID-19) without displaying any symptoms.

(Image: HM Government/Facebook)

We need to think, with care, about what such a claim could mean.

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