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Asymptomatic Covid-19 carriers have high viral loads

WASHINGTON People who are infected with the coronavirus carry similar levels of the pathogen in their nose, throat and lungs whether they have symptoms or not, a new study from South Korea showed on Thursday.

https://www.nst.com.my/world/world/2020/08/614638/asymptomatic-covid-19-carriers-have-high-viral-loads

Does a high viral load or infectious dose make covid-19 worse?

Does being exposed to more coronavirus particles mean you will develop a more severe illness? Rumours circulating on social media suggest that hospital workers or their household members exposed to a higher “viral load” become sicker than the general population. But emerging research indicates the relationship between infection and covid-19 severity may be more complex – and differ from that of other respiratory illnesses.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2238819-does-a-high-viral-load-or-infectious-dose-make-covid-19-worse/