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|'very Rare': WHO Says Coronavirus Seldom Spreads Through Asymptomatic Carriers by MadamExcellency: 2:02pm On Jun 09|
People with asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 are not the driving force behind the spread of the coronavirus, according to the World Health Organization.
Maria Van Kerkhove, head of the WHO’s emerging diseases and zoonosis unit, said during a press conference on Monday that it is "very rare" for asymptomatic people to widely spread coronavirus. Van Kerkhove said contact tracing of those who tested positive found that very few asymptomatic carriers gave the virus to others.
“From the data we have, it still seems to be rare that an asymptomatic person actually transmits onward to a secondary individual," she said. "We have a number of reports from countries who are doing very detailed contact tracing. They’re following asymptomatic cases. They’re following contacts. And they’re not finding secondary transmission onward. It’s very rare."
Stopping the spread of the coronavirus between asymptomatic carriers has been a top concern for public health experts around the globe because many young adults and children do not present symptoms when infected with COVID-19. If further data backs up the WHO's claims, it could overhaul the actions being taken to curb the outbreak.
Several policies, including mandates regarding the use of face masks, have been put into place to stop asymptomatic individuals from spreading the virus.
Van Kerkhove noted that more research must be done to “truly answer” questions about the threat of asymptomatic spreaders. She recommended that public health officials focus on containing symptomatic cases.
“What we really want to be focused on is following the symptomatic cases,” Van Kerkhove said, adding, “If we actually followed all of the symptomatic cases, isolated those cases, followed the contacts, and quarantined those contacts, we would drastically reduce [the outbreak].”
|Re: 'very Rare': WHO Says Coronavirus Seldom Spreads Through Asymptomatic Carriers by Brandstudio01: 2:03pm On Jun 09|
WHO Should for once stop telling us about the virus and start looking for a lasting solution. Even HIV of all people has a vaccine let alone Coronavirus
|Re: 'very Rare': WHO Says Coronavirus Seldom Spreads Through Asymptomatic Carriers by thesicilian: 2:04pm On Jun 09|
This is good news at least.
|Re: 'very Rare': WHO Says Coronavirus Seldom Spreads Through Asymptomatic Carriers by MadamExcellency: 2:04pm On Jun 09|
The Lockdown was a total fraud.
Science played us through trial and error this time.
Results - Economic somersaults
|Re: 'very Rare': WHO Says Coronavirus Seldom Spreads Through Asymptomatic Carriers by Raysleek: 2:06pm On Jun 09|
WHO and changing their stance are like 5 and 6
|Re: 'very Rare': WHO Says Coronavirus Seldom Spreads Through Asymptomatic Carriers by tuzle(m): 2:12pm On Jun 09|
WHO are confused set of people, tomorrow again they will come out and say another thing. That was how they first said conora virus was non communicable.
|Re: 'very Rare': WHO Says Coronavirus Seldom Spreads Through Asymptomatic Carriers by DLondonboiy: 2:13pm On Jun 09|
Last last, WHO would release an evidence that would expose the Nigeria fraud. LOL.
Nigeria would have to explain how we have thousands of cases when there is no single coronavirus case in Nigeria. Buhari will explain very soon...
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