WHO issued a statement Monday that the spread of COVID-19 by asymptomatic carriers is “very rare”.
WHO updates its definition for asymptomatic COVID carriers: Although we seem to live with COVID-19 forever, the coronavirus is still relatively new, and the scientific community is learning more and more about this disease every day.
Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that asymptomatic people rarely spread the disease, although they previously believed that the disease was largely responsible for the rapid spread of the virus.
Although the WHO issued a statement Monday that the spread of coronavirus by asymptomatic carriers is “very rare,” the report clarified that by Tuesday, COVID-19 infected people who had not yet shown symptoms of the virus could spread. It now classifies this group as “pre-symptomatic.”
The infection before you got sick
The WHO on Tuesday made it clear that patients were very infected 2-3 days before the first signs of COVID-19 began to show.
Although such individuals were once considered “asymptomatic carriers,” experts now label such individuals as “pre-symptomatic” because they usually produce the worst symptoms of the virus after the first two days.
However, people who are infected can spread the disease before they know they have it.
Mild or abnormal symptoms
Another group of coronavirus carriers that unwittingly transmit the disease are those with mild or atypical COVID-19 symptoms.
Again, this group was formerly considered “asymptomatic,” but the WHO now claims that even those with fewer coronavirus complications are more likely to be infected and endanger others.
This is why it is important to follow the masking rules and maintain social distance as much as possible, as you may be carrying the disease, spreading the disease while visiting the grocery store or at work.
Stick to the CDC recommendations
As we continue to learn about this virus, information may change. Unfortunately, while this may appear to be detrimental to the public, making mistakes, re-testing the results, and challenging current theories is the foundation of the scientific process.
It takes a long time to truly understand a new disease.
In the meantime, do what you can to adhere to the CDC recommendations: wash your hands, wear a mask and social distance as much as possible.