CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Valensky has defended the agency’s decision that the new guidance does not include a rapid testing recommendation, telling CNN last week, “We opted not to do rapid testing for isolation because we don’t really know whether our How fast do the tests perform and how well they predict whether you are transmissible during the end of the disease.”
On CNN on Sunday, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci said in the second half of the 10-day period following a positive result “the chance of infection is quite low.”
Valensky has also said that the CDC’s decision not to include a testing recommendation had nothing to do with the lack of rapid tests nationwide.
Despite this, according to several officials, since the CDC announced that there is deep dismay within the Biden administration, it is shortening the isolation period for those who have tested positive for COVID-19 from 10 days to five days. Let a test component test positive.
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