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Repost: WHO Says Asymptomatic Spread of COVID-19 Is “Rare,” but Doctors Have Concerns

June 11, 2020 by Stephen Tauber

On Monday, the World Health Organization (WHO) made a puzzling statement: Transmission of the novel coronavirus by asymptomatic people—those who never developed symptoms of COVID-19—is “very rare,” Maria Van Kerkhove, Ph.D., the WHO’s technical lead for coronavirus response and head of the emerging diseases and zoonoses unit, said during a briefing, seemingly walking back on prior messaging. […]