WHO Says Asymptomatic Spread Of Coronavirus Is Rare, Contradicting CDC | TODAY

WHO Says Asymptomatic Spread Of Coronavirus Is Rare, Contradicting CDC | TODAY

 

WHO Says Asymptomatic Unfold Of Coronavirus Is Uncommon, Contradicting CDC | TODAY

 

MANY PEOPLE WITH MORE QUESTIONS
THAN ANSWERS.
THIS MORNING NEW CONFUSION ABOUT
HOW THE CORONAVIRUS SPREADS
AFTER A BOMBSHELL ASSERTION BY
THE W.H.O. MONDAY SUGGESTING
TRANSMISSION FROM PATIENTS WHO
DO NOT SHOW SYMPTOMS IS ACTUALLY
NOT VERY COMMON.
>> FROM THE DATA WE HAVE, IT
STILL SEEMS TO BE RARE THAT AN
ASYMPTOMATIC PERSON ACTUALLY
TRANSMITS ONWARD TO A SECONDARY
INDIVIDUAL.
>> Reporter: THAT DIRECTLY
CONTRADICTS CURRENT GUIDANCE
FROM THE CDC WHICH SAYS THAT THE
VIRUS CAN SPREAD FROM PERSON TO
PERSON CONTACT EVEN IF THE
CARRIER DID NOT HAVE SYMPTOMS.
A CRITICAL REASON WHY THE CDC
RECOMMENDS SOCIAL DISTANCING.
THE MIXED MESSAGES LEAVING MANY
FRUSTRATED AS THEY TRY TO
PROTECT THEMSELVES.
>> I FEEL LIKE I DON’T KNOW WHO
TO TURN TO TO GET THE TRUTH.
>> WE DON’T KNOW WHO TO
FOLLOWING AND WHAT TO DO AT THIS
POINT.
>> ONE UNIFIED VOICE GIVING
CLEAR INSTRUCTIONS ON WHAT TO
EXPECT AND HOW TO KEEP EACH
OTHER SAFE WILL BE MOST HELPFUL.
>> Reporter: THE W.H.O.
EPIDEMIOLOGIST WHO MADE THE
STATEMENT LATER EXPLAINING
HERSELF ON TWITTER SAYING
PRE-SYMPTOMATIC PATIENTS, THOUGH
WHO SHOW NO INITIAL SYMPTOMS,
ARE A TRANSMISSION RISK, WHEREAS
ASYMPTOMATIC PATIENTS, THOSE WHO
NEVER SHOW SYMPTOMS, ARE MUCH
LESS LIKELY TO TRANSMIT THE
VIRUS.
>> THIS MESSAGE FROM W.H.O. I
THINK WAS JUST A BIT OF A
DISASTER BECAUSE IT CAUSED SO
MUCH CONFUSION.
>> Reporter: AND A PROFESSOR OF
GLOBAL HEALTH AT HARVARD
UNIVERSITY —
>> THE BOTTOM LINE IS THIS,
THERE ARE LOTS OF PEOPLE WITH
INFECTIONS WHO HAVE NO SYMPTOMS
WHO ARE SPREADING THE VIRUS AND
GETTING OTHER PEOPLE INFECTED.
SO THAT IS WHY PEOPLE HAVE TO
WEAR MASKS, THAT IS WHY PEOPLE
NEED TO PRACTICE THE SOCIAL
DISTANCING.
>> Reporter: WE DID REACH OUT TO

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