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Asymptomatic coronavirus patients aren’t spreading new infections, WHO says
cnbc.com ^ | Jun 8 2020 | Noah Higgins-Dunn,William Feuer

Posted on 06/08/2020 10:29:16 AM PDT by ransomnote

Coronavirus patients who don’t have any symptoms aren’t driving the spread of the virus, World Health Organization officials said Monday, casting doubt on concerns by some researchers that the virus could be difficult to contain due to asymptomatic infections.


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“From the data we have, it still seems to be rare that an asymptomatic person actually transmits onward to a secondary individual,” Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, head of WHO’s emerging diseases and zoonosis unit, said at a news briefing from the United Nations agency’s Geneva headquarters. “It’s very rare.”

SNIP

“We have a number of reports from countries who are doing very detailed contact tracing,” she said. “They’re following asymptomatic cases. They’re following contacts. And they’re not finding secondary transmission onward. It’s very rare.”

 

If asymptomatic spread proves to not be a main driver of coronavirus transmission, the policy implications could be tremendous. A report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published on April 1 cited the “potential for presymptomatic transmission” as a reason for the importance of social distancing


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: asymptomatic; coronavirus; covid19; who
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I snipped around some paragraphs because they sounded like excuse making, "We didn't KNOW this earlier!"
1 posted on 06/08/2020 10:29:16 AM PDT by ransomnote
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To: ransomnote

In addition to this statement, the WHO released a report last Friday that said:

“At present, there is no direct evidence (from studies on COVID-19 and in healthy people in the community) on the effectiveness of universal masking of healthy people in the community to prevent infection with respiratory viruses, including COVID-19.”

And

“At the present time, the widespread use of masks by healthy people in the community setting is not yet supported by high quality or direct scientific evidence and there are potential benefits and harms to consider...”


2 posted on 06/08/2020 10:32:16 AM PDT by kosciusko51
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To: ransomnote

There is no reason to believe anything the WHO says, one way or the other. They were the ones who downplayed the threat at the behest of China to begin with.


3 posted on 06/08/2020 10:33:19 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat

End the Lockdown Now! Get Back to Work!


4 posted on 06/08/2020 10:33:48 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: kosciusko51

Sort of like grapefruit - it’s bad for you, it’s good for you, it’s bad for you again, etc.


5 posted on 06/08/2020 10:33:57 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: ransomnote

The news - if correct - is good.
But, given it’s the WHO, the “if correct”” would and should be strongly doubted.
We’re talkin’ a bin of corrupt, mostly inept, lying buttwipes.


6 posted on 06/08/2020 10:34:45 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: kosciusko51

But the hoax lives on. Some can’t give up their COVIDism.


7 posted on 06/08/2020 10:35:24 AM PDT by JayAr36 (Do you want to be a subject or a citizen.)
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To: JayAr36

I hear you 5x5. I’m fighting that battle with my company management.


8 posted on 06/08/2020 10:37:21 AM PDT by kosciusko51
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To: dfwgator

Oh it’s way past time for the lockdowns to be over...they were to blunt the initial spread and to observe in real time what we were dealing with, buy time for medical facilities to prepare, get supplied, etc. and businesses to reorganize to deal with it. Lockdowns were and have been continued well beyond that point in many places for no apparent reason.


9 posted on 06/08/2020 10:37:48 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: ransomnote
'published on April 1st'

Man, have we been played for fools ...

10 posted on 06/08/2020 10:38:28 AM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I'm a white male, and guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.ietthatal)
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To: ransomnote

Translation: Asymptomatic coronavirus patients are spreading new infections.


11 posted on 06/08/2020 10:39:22 AM PDT by Peter W. Kessler ("NUTS!!!")
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To: ransomnote

I stopped reading as soon as it said WHO..WHO conspired with the Chinese to spread this virus world wide and we all know why did they did it too


12 posted on 06/08/2020 10:39:56 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: ransomnote

About 2 months ago they were saying asymptomatic positives were still infectious. Now they’re not. I wonder what the story will be next month?


13 posted on 06/08/2020 10:40:15 AM PDT by birdsman (NAAWP)
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To: ransomnote

omygosh.


14 posted on 06/08/2020 10:40:52 AM PDT by Texas Eagle
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To: Peter W. Kessler

Thanks for that translation, I couldn’t read it in the original Chinese.


15 posted on 06/08/2020 10:41:15 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Often wrong, but never in doubt!)
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To: Republican Wildcat

...and coffee, red meat, alcohol, et al..............


16 posted on 06/08/2020 10:41:44 AM PDT by Red Badger (Always trust God............but wash your hands......................)
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To: birdsman

People are catching on.... the virus is mutating and changing.... now keep funding us.


17 posted on 06/08/2020 10:43:41 AM PDT by skams19
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To: kosciusko51

“At the present time, the widespread use of masks by healthy people in the community setting is not yet supported by high quality or direct scientific evidence and there are potential benefits and harms to consider...”

Screw scientific conjecture. The important thing is masks have been latched onto by the Left as the trifecta of being a virtue signaling device, a means of public shaming, and evidence of control.


18 posted on 06/08/2020 10:43:48 AM PDT by Flick Lives (My work's illegal, but at least it's honest. - Capt. Malcolm Reynolds)
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To: ransomnote

Cannot believe an organization with a political agenda. The WHO is trying to get us to let our guard down in hopes of a second wave spike.


19 posted on 06/08/2020 10:44:11 AM PDT by Chauncey Gardiner
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To: ransomnote

If WHO said the sun rises every 24 hours, I would want independent verification.


20 posted on 06/08/2020 10:45:47 AM PDT by Raycpa
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