COVID-19: Understanding the confusion over asymptomatic carriers

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Earlier this Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove of the World Health Organization caused great confusion — and some excitement — when she was quoted saying that asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 is “very rare.” A day later, following massive outcry from members of the scientific community, Van Kerkove walked back the assertion and explained that her statements had been taken out of context. Yahoo News Medical Contributor Dr. Kavita Patel sets the record straight and explains why this rare misstep from the WHO could have major consequences.

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