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US authorities reduce length of isolation for COVID-19 infection


The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), the main health agency in the United States, said in a statement that the change was justified by science, according to which the majority of infections occur within two days before and three days after symptom onset.

These updates allow everyone to continue their daily life in safety, Rochelle Walensky, director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The much more transmissible Omicron variant is now the majority in the United States, and the number of cases is rising sharply in the country, to more than 200,000 daily cases over the last two days, approaching the January record. last. Officials are worried about the paralysis of certain economic sectors due to a lack of manpower.

While halving the insulation for asymptomatic people, health authorities advise them to wear the mask within five days.

The duration of the quarantine for unvaccinated contact cases is also reduced from 14 to 5 days, with the advice also to wear a mask strictly within the following five days. According to these recommendations, fully vaccinated contact cases do not need to self-isolate.

On December 23, these authorities had already reduced the duration of isolation for caregivers.

The recommendations of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are benchmarked and widely followed in the United States, but are not a federal obligation.

The sharp rise in the number of cases in the country, and the periods of isolation that go with it, have in recent days led airlines to cancel flights by the hundreds.

On Monday morning, President Joe Biden acknowledged that hospitals across the country some hospitals across the country were outdated, in terms of equipment and personnel, but asked the Americans not to give in to the panic.

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