World Health Organization: Asymptomatic COVID Spread ‘Very Rare’
As more and more COVID-19 data comes in, and more and more COVID-19 research is conducted, it would appear that we're only gaining new questions, instead of answers. But the latest one of these revaluations could be the biggest.
Over the last few weeks, we've seen the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention change their stance on surface transmission of COVID-19. Where now they believe spread of the virus on surfaces and objects is very rare. We've also had the World Health Organization (WHO) flip flop between whether or not healthy people should be wearing masks.
Perhaps the most egregious change in the last month comes from two elite medical journals, Lancet and The New England Journal of Medicine, who had to retract research. Those two medical journals published research on hydroxychloroquine, a drug being used in clinical trials to treat COVID. When their research was posted, the WHO ended their study, and governments banned the drug. But it was all based on false data.
Now, research is helping to confirm a stance that the World Health Organization has held for months. The spread of COVID-19 by asymptomatic individuals is rare.
World Health Organization infectious disease expert Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove said in a press conference this week: