Clarifying the WHO’s comments on asymptomatic transmission

On Monday, a WHO official, Dr Maria van Kerkhove, said in a statement that asymptomatic transmission of COVID-19 was “very rare.” Subsequent media reports added to the confusion. CNBC opened a story on this stating that “Coronavirus patients without symptoms aren’t driving the spread of the virus, World Health Organization officials said Monday, casting doubtContinue reading “Clarifying the WHO’s comments on asymptomatic transmission”

Testing for COVID-19 after protests

[Update: This Perspective in the New England Journal of Medicine on False Negative Tests for SARS-CoV-2 Infection — Challenges and Implications was just published on June 5 2020, which adds a good perspective on this discussion. Dr Carlos del Rio, Emory University, commented on Twitter: “A very good perspective in @NEJM but it unfortunately failsContinue reading “Testing for COVID-19 after protests”