Asympomatic Coronavirus Confusion

WHO during first months of pandemic: SARS-CoV-2 spreads asympomatically from person-to-person contact.

WHO on June 8, 2020: “From the data we have, it still seems to be rare that an asymptomatic person actually transmits onward to a secondary individual.” (

WHO on June 9, 2020: “that’s misunderstanding to state that asymptomatic transmission globally is very rare.” (

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