CDC quietly downplays testing want for asymptomatic folks

CDC quietly downplays testing want for asymptomatic folks

Director of the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention Dr. Robert Redfield testifies earlier than the Home Committee on Vitality and Comm

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Director of the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention Dr. Robert Redfield testifies earlier than the Home Committee on Vitality and Commerce on the Trump Administration’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, June 23, 2020.

Kevin Dietsch | Pool by way of Reuters

The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention is not recommending testing for everybody who’s been uncovered to Covid-19, saying individuals who haven’t got signs “don’t essentially want a take a look at.”

The company quietly revised its testing guidance for asymptomatic people Monday, advising people who find themselves weak to the virus to get examined if they’ve been inside 6 toes of an contaminated particular person for not less than 15 minutes. 

The company previously recommended testing for anybody with a “latest recognized or suspected publicity” to the virus even when they didn’t have signs. The CDC’s earlier steering cited “the potential for asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic transmission” as a cause why folks with out signs who have been uncovered to the virus be “shortly recognized and examined.” Quite a few research have proven that individuals who haven’t got signs can nonetheless carry and unfold the virus — even within the presymptomatic stage a couple of days earlier than signs seem or if they’re asymptomatic and by no means develop signs. 

“You don’t essentially want a take a look at except you’re a weak…



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