Mention the abundance of science knowledge of covid-19 and the dangerous omicron, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has changed its isolation and isolation methods for people living with and infected with the virus.
Mu a to announce On Monday, the CDC shortened its isolation period for people with covid-19 from 10 days to 5 days if they are asymptomatic at the time. However, people should wear a mask for five days afterwards the isolation period ends when with others to reduce the risk of transmitting the virus to others.
“These changes are supported by science which shows that most SARS-CoV-2 infections are detected early in life, especially 1-2 days before symptoms and 2-3 days later,” the CDC said. . “Therefore, people who have been tested for the virus should isolate themselves for 5 days and, if asymptomatic at that time, can stop isolating themselves if they continue to hide for 5 days to reduce the risk of transmission to others.”
The health council has also changed its standard of privacy for people with Covid-19. Although they are often used differently, “isolation” and “isolation” have big difference. Monga he explained and CDC, you isolate yourself when you have covid-19 infection, even if you have no symptoms. Right now, you isolate yourself when you have been diagnosed with or are infected was in close contact with a man who was known to be covid-19 but did not know if he had been infected.
For those who experienced Covid-19, the CDC provided new technology. It can be summarized as follows:
- Those who are unvaccinated or who have received their second mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) more than six months ago and have not received a booster shot must quarantine for five days and wear a mask for an additional five days.
- Those who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine more than two months ago and have not received a booster shot must quarantine for five days and wear a mask for an additional five days.
- Those who have received a booster shot don’t need to quarantine but should wear a mask for 10 days after being exposed.
The CDC said that if a five-day quarantine was not feasible, exposed individuals should wear a mask for 10 days. In addition, the health agency urged all of those exposed to get a covid-19 test five days after they had been exposed. Should they develop symptoms, the CDC recommends that they “immediately quarantine until a negative test confirms symptoms are not attributable to COVID-19.”
CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky in a statement acknowledged the quick spread of the omicron variant and affirmed that it has “the potential to impact all facets of our society.”
“CDC’s updated recommendations for isolation and quarantine balance what we know about the spread of the virus and the protection provided by vaccination and booster doses,” Walensky said. “These updates ensure people can safely continue their daily lives.”
Walensky added that prevention is the best response to the virus and encouraged the public to get vaccinated, get their booster shot, and wear a mask in public indoor settings if they live in areas of substantial and high community transmission. She also advised people to take a covid-19 test before getting together, something that can be difficult right now due to the holiday season, which has put home tests and hospital tests in high demand.
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