CDC: 25% of Homeless in 19 Shelters Tested Positive for Wuhan Virus Antibodies — Tested Include: 15 Shelters in Seattle, One in Boston, One in San Fran and Two in AtlantaApril 23, 2020
Massive infection levels point to far more widespread Wuhan virus infections among Americans than currently acknowledged by the White House Coronavirus Task Force, and, therefore, a far lower mortality rate.
The key question remains, what is the number of unknown infected per known infected. What is the ratio of known infected to unknown infected — is 1: 5? Or is it 1:10, 1:50 or 1:80?
Once that number is known, we will know the mortality rate of the virus which will inform many, many decisions about the most agreed-upon policies of the federal government and states.
A report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that 66% of homeless people in a San Francisco shelter tested positive for coronavirus, renewing concerns about indoor housing during the pandemic.
The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) investigated 19 homeless shelters nationwide, including 15 in Seattle, one in Boston, two in Atlanta, and one each in Boston and San Francisco. Overall, the average prevalence of coronavirus among residents was 25%, and the average prevalence among staff was 11% (and 16% in San Francisco). San Francisco’s result was particularly striking — not only because it was so large, but because the overall infection rate in the area was low.