The WHO Says Asymptomatic People Have "Very Rare" Chance Passing COVID-19


UPDATE: The World Health Organization doubled back on this statement earlier this morning claiming the spread of COVID-19 through asymptomatic carriers being "very rare" raises "a really complex question." More below.

Here's some good news for you. CNBC reported earlier today that the WHO's new study shows while transmission of the coronavirus from asymptomatic carriers can happen, it is "very rare." They've been following the spread of the virus in different countries by following people with who've tested positive and tracking their contact with others. In most cases, the WHO has found that spread to a secondary host doesn't happen all that often when someone isn't showing symptoms. Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, head of the WHO's emerging diseases and zoonosis unit had this to say:

“From the data we have, it still seems to be rare that an asymptomatic person actually transmits onward to a secondary individual” 

Good news for those still weary about getting back into the world as cities move forward with their reopening phases. More info below.

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