“Corona is over and the file is closed.” The truth of what the World Health Organization said.
Social media users have argued that WHO “closed the Corona file” and that measures taken to combat the Covid-19 epidemic will be canceled after it has been discovered that the virus carrier does not infect if it does not show symptoms, but that it is not correct to cancel these measures, and the attribution of the organization is inaccurate.
The news health investigating team at France Press found that the news began to circulate in this format on social media on June 11, 2020, harvested thousands of posts on Facebook and Twitter, and similar news was published on YouTube .
The news also published websites in Arabic, stating that “the Corona pandemic has ended and the conspiracy has been exposed, and the World Health Organization has declared that what happened three months ago is a misunderstanding.”
The new Corona virus has killed at least 450,386 people out of more than 8,410,400 infections in 196 countries and regions around the world since it appeared in China in December, according to a census conducted by Agence France-Presse according to official sources, the day before yesterday.
The figures only reflect part of the actual number of injuries, as many countries do not conduct tests to detect the injury except for those whose condition requires hospitalization.
Are actions canceled?
No official statement has been issued, either by WHO or by governments on the complete abolition of the measures taken to tackle the new Corona virus, as stated in the misleading publications.
But some countries have reopened economic activity and gradually opened their doors, as the epidemic spread in them decreased. The World Health Organization is still posting on its pages of the virus .
Did the organization say that a person without symptoms is not contagious?
The word attributed to the World Health Organization (WHO) about the emergence of an emerging coronavirus virus (infectious) only when symptoms appear, is inaccurate .
How did the news appear?
Google’s search for the phrase “Is the coronavirus carrier not considered infectious?”, To the words of the head of the WHO’s Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases Unit, Maria Van Kerkhof, at a press conference in Geneva on Monday, 8 June 2020 .
At the conference, Maria Kerkhov said that “based on a number of reports from different countries that follow up on contact with patients, it is still rare to transmit the Corona virus from someone who has no symptoms to another person. It is very rare.”
Then Kerkhov wrote on the same day in “Conducting comprehensive studies on infected people with no symptoms of the disease is a difficult task. However, the available evidence leads to the belief that the possibility of transmission of the virus from those who do not show any symptoms is much lower compared to those who have symptoms.”
Thus, Kerkhov talked about the lower possibility of transmission of infection from people who do not show symptoms according to the studies available so far, and did not say that they do not transmit the infection at all, as stated in the misleading publications .
Did the World Health Organization deny Kerkhov’s words?
On June 9, the day after the statement from which the misleading leaflets were installed, the WHO page had a live discussion in which Kerkhov participated to answer questions .
Kerkhov said that what she mentioned was “based on a few studies that do not exceed two or three”, and that she was not talking about a policy adopted by the World Health Organization .
“To say that infection in general from infected people who do not show symptoms is a very rare misunderstanding. What I have been referring to is the result of studies” available so far.
Does what was issued by the organization mean the end of the Corona pandemic?
Kirchhoff’s words and their clarification later do not mean that the Corona pandemic is over, as the publications claim .
Rather, on 8 June 2020 in Geneva, the Director-General of WHO, Tiedros Adhanum Gebresos, stressed that preventive measures should not be slack, stressing, “Although the situation is improving in Europe, it is getting worse globally.”
What is the link attached to the news as evidence of the veracity of the allegation?
Some of these publications are attached to this link as evidence of the correctness of the information contained therein. But it has nothing to do with the content of the publications, but rather leads to a British government page on guidelines for infectious diseases.