By adamg on Mon, 05/04/2020 - 9:35am
Wu gets swabbed for infection; was negative on that test.
At-large City Councilor Michelle Wu, who lives in Roslindale, reports she was one of the 1,000 people randomly selected for testing for both coronavirus infection and for antibodies, which would indicate she'd been exposed to the virus - and that while she tested negative for a current infection, she tested positive for antibodies.
Wu reports she never developed any symptoms and adds:
That’s why physical distancing & testing are so important: anyone can get this virus & spread it without even showing symptoms! We all need to keep wearing masks outside & we need WIDESPREAD testing, especially in hardest hit communities like Mattapan, Hyde Park & Roxbury.
Experts have said that even people who remain asymptomatic can spread the virus until their bodies' immune systems adapt to the virus and begin killing it off.