Yesterday we told you about this bit of good news after a WHO researcher said the asymptomatic spread of coronavirus is “very rare”:

But the researcher, Maria Van Kerkhove, the clarified that there’s a difference between “symptomatic, pre-symptomatic and asymptomatic transmission” of the virus:

Her point is that the way we, as non-scientists, think of asymptomatic spread probably includes a lot of cases of symptomatic and pre-symptomatic spread:

They’re saying this news is “more of scientific than practical interest”:

In other words, “this may not be a very practical dividing line in real life interactions”:

You know, this should be directed at the WHO:

You know, in an atmosphere where every single statement is IMPORTANT, maybe fix this?


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