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This is, in a way, how the old "Stoned" virus worked. You can have countless infected diskettes and yet not have the virus yourself - until you accidentally try to boot from one (left in Drive A:, remember?). Now, every floppy that goes into your system becomes a carrier. And it doesn't kill your system (the Michelangelo knockoff, unfortunately, did).

Or, put in more draconian terms - just for illustrative purposes:
Think of some undesirably genetic trait. It could be a dominant or recessive gene - so consider both scenarios.
Dominant Gene:   Essentially if you kill every one who has this gene before they breed you can wipe out the trait. As a dominant gene, anyone with one or two copies shows the trait and all vectors of transmission can be observed.
Recessive Gene:   Many carriers who, having only one copy, show no undesirable physical traits - only those with two copies are apparent. Genocide won't help as you don't know who to target.

Similarly, a parasite that (quickly) kills its host will not be nearly as successful as one that lives off it - and even less successful, still, than a symbiotic relationship.

Covid-19 carriers, it seems, are mostly asymptomatic, or nearly so. It's pretty obvious as to which category it falls into.

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