Compulsory quarantine for students has also been abolished
More than six thousand patients are getting infected daily in America
CDC waived because better treatments were available
Washington. Amid the success of the corona vaccine and treatment in the US, the CDC has withdrawn its guidelines for screening and testing in schools and elsewhere. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the country’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Thursday that there is no need to quarantine a person if they have been exposed to the virus and have no symptoms of infection. .
However, the CDC has advised such people to undergo a corona test after five days and wear a good quality mask for the next ten days. According to the CDC, people who test positive should self-isolate for at least five days. Along with this, the CDC has abolished the mandatory corona virus test for people without symptoms in most places. Now students and people exposed to the virus in schools and child care centers are exempt from testing.
Along with this, the compulsion of quarantine has also been abolished for these students. Randy Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, welcomed the change in the guidelines. He said that we all need a normal year as much as possible. In fact, in view of increasing the immunity of people from the vaccine and the availability of better treatment, CDC has made a provision to relax its strict rules. However, many experts have objected to this exemption.
Eleanor, an assistant professor of epidemiology at the Boston University School of Public Health, expressed her displeasure amid the daily increase in cases, saying it was disappointing that the CDC is taking safety precautions despite the rising number of deaths. He said that by doing this there will be a rapid increase in the cases of corona, which is sure to have an impact on health services.
Let us tell you that more than six thousand patients are facing infection every day in America. About 400 people are dying every day.
Tags: COVID 19, America
First Published: August 12, 2022, 12:32 IST