Infectious diseases specialist Maria van Kerkhove walked back a statement by the World Health Organisation that asymptomatic transmission of the coronavirus was very rare, saying: “We don’t actually have that answer yet”. Photo: EPA-EFE Infectious diseases specialist Maria van Kerkhove walked back a statement by the World Health Organisation that asymptomatic transmission of the coronavirus was very rare, saying: “We don’t actually have that answer yet”. Photo: EPA-EFE
Infectious diseases specialist Maria van Kerkhove walked back a statement by the World Health Organisation that asymptomatic transmission of the coronavirus was very rare, saying: “We don’t actually have that answer yet”. Photo: EPA-EFE
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WHO need not add to coronavirus confusion

  • Mixed messages by world health body on matters such as face masks and lockdowns have only made controlling the pandemic more difficult, and it needs to speak with one voice

Infectious diseases specialist Maria van Kerkhove walked back a statement by the World Health Organisation that asymptomatic transmission of the coronavirus was very rare, saying: “We don’t actually have that answer yet”. Photo: EPA-EFE Infectious diseases specialist Maria van Kerkhove walked back a statement by the World Health Organisation that asymptomatic transmission of the coronavirus was very rare, saying: “We don’t actually have that answer yet”. Photo: EPA-EFE
Infectious diseases specialist Maria van Kerkhove walked back a statement by the World Health Organisation that asymptomatic transmission of the coronavirus was very rare, saying: “We don’t actually have that answer yet”. Photo: EPA-EFE
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