I’ve talked to 4 reputable scientists, the White House, and the WHO.
I believe this was an irresponsible statement even though it was based on legitimate observations. Thread here.1/
-there are 4 studies which show asymptomatic spread
-people are not reliable reporters of whether they have symptoms
-by their own admission, they can’t be sure
-WHO said up until a week ago that people didn’t need to wear masks. They then changed their minds.
I asked— does this mean people don’t need to where masks? They said no. People should wear masks.
-what they actually technically said was that symptomatic people so most of the spreading. The majority of people have symptoms so this is not news.
-if this were true there would be no spread at schools. Israelis schools just shut due to spread of CV infecting students & faculty
-the standard used & the certainty conveyed are a mismatch m. I got a hint that this isn’t the first time people thought the WHO has done this.
Before I interpret I want to attach some sources. H/t @VincentRK
Follow him & he will be providing additional studies
2. Some of the things we believe will turn out to be false and some things we don’t think are true will be. That’s frustrating for many but we are in the MIDDLE of the process.
8. I believe that even if this ends up being true for asymptomatic but not presymptomatic people, um, how you going to tell the difference.
11. At that point we will look back & blame scientists for not knowing everythjng from the start. /e