Although the Biden administration spent months warning Americans about the potential spikes in COVID-19 cases due to the holidays and families gathering, the CDC released data showing that their original estimate of cases due to the Omicron variant was around 70%. In reality, that number was only around 22.5%. Not only that, but now the CDC is cutting down the time a person spends in isolation when testing positive for COVID-19. According to a statement written CDC, a person who tests positive but shows no symptoms only has to quarantine for five days.
The agency added, “The change is motivated by science demonstrating that the majority of SARS-CoV-2 transmission occurs early in the course of illness, generally in the 1-2 days prior to the onset of symptoms and the 2-3 days after. Therefore, people who test positive should isolate for five days and, if asymptomatic at that time. They may leave isolation if they can continue to mask for five days to minimize the risk of infecting others.”
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