As if we needed another reason not to wear a mask, the head of the World Health Organization’s emerging diseases and zoonotic1 diseases unit – Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove – recently admitted that COVID-19 asymptomatic transmission is “very rare.” They have not published any data so it’s not entirely clear what “very rare” actually means but, considering the source, it must be virtually non-existent. After all, the only study (so far) on COVID-19 asymptomatic transmission showed zero risk.
Here’s the relevant quote from the good doctor, although the entire video is worth a watch.
“We have reports from countries who are doing very detailed contact tracing they’reDr. Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO’s Technical Lead for COVID-19
following asymptomatic cases, they’re following contacts and they’re not finding
secondary transmission…it’s very rare”
See video below: