The current Coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19) has been causing widespread panic and has been a major health concern in the past months. Efforts from both governments, pharmaceutical companies and the scientific community have been focused on developing a vaccine and identifying therapies to contain its spread and treat patients.

Beside the lack of a vaccine or an effective therapy, another major concern of the COVID-19 epidemic is also the presence of asymptomatic patients that cannot be easily detected and can thus hamper efforts to contain the epidemics, leading to the draconian measures imposed in China and the quarantine of entire boats or planes, as seen, for example, in Japan.

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