WHO says it’s ‘rare’ for asymptomatic people to spread the coronavirus — but public health experts say the reality is more complicated

The WHO said on Monday that it’s “rare” that an asymptomatic person who shows no tell-tale signs of coronavirus infection, like a fever, dry cough, or trouble breathing, would spread the disease to others. Other public health experts were quick to point out that studies so far show pre-symptomatic people and asymptomatic people can spread the virus. That’s the reason people are being urged to wear masks in public. The WHO did not dismiss the idea of asymptomatic spread entirely, but said “from the data we have, it still seems to be rare that an asymptomatic person actually

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