A. Marm Kilpatrick

Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Santa Cruz

Expertise: Epidemiology, Disease ecology, Population biology

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publication   https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-45453-z

ARTICLES REVIEWED

People who do not show symptoms can contribute to significant COVID-19 transmission, contrary to CNBC report

in CNBC, by William Feuer, Noah Higgins-Dunn

— 10 Jun 2020

there is already “abundant data” showing that people who are not showing symptoms—which could include asymptomatic, presymptomatic, and paucisymptomatic individuals—compris...

CLAIMS REVIEWED

People who do not show COVID-19 symptoms can and do transmit it to others; physical distancing and face masks effectively reduce the risk of transmission

CLAIM
The WHO stated that asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 is “very rare”, therefore physical distancing and face masks are not necessary

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 14 Jun 2020

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