By Dr. Mallika Marshall

BOSTON (CBS) – A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that young, healthy people can easily transmit COVID-19 to others.

Researchers looked at an outbreak on a U.S. aircraft carrier where most crew members were young and in good health. They found that the coronavirus spread quickly by people who were both asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic.

It’s another reminder that relying on temperature checks and self-reported symptoms are not enough to prevent the spread in the workplace, college dorms, bars, and other places where people gather.

Instead, we need to make testing readily available, affordable and provide timely results.

Dr. Mallika Marshall

Comments (5)
  1. Rex Bailor says:

    Who cares, Mallika Marshall, the inevitable is the common cold will spread and everyone will get over it. Lockdowns and masks spread the disease, it doesn’t stop anything. The only people who are smart are those who 1) know how to avoid it without your help, or 2) have an immune system that defeats it like any cold. Can you please resign from WBZ so that we don’t have to hear from your FAT face? Why are you so fat, Mallika? I thought you were a doctor, why don’t you go see a nutritionist so that you can stop eating all those potato chips?

  2. Rex Bailor says:

    Read comment above, don’t read or listen to this overweight doctor.

  3. Rachel says:

    Rex, do you need a hug? You seem like a really miserable person – like genuinely lonely and angry. I feel so sad for you :( Good luck little buddy!

  4. YouTube says:

    Rachel is cool like if you agree

  5. YouTube says:

    Rex isn’t even his real name

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