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CDC dramatically restores COVID-19 testing advice marred by political meddling


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Beth Mole
Sep 18
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SOURCE: https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/09/cdc-dramatically-restores-covid-19-testing-advice-marred-by-political-meddling/
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Summary

The CDC stated clearly that this is “important” and should be done quickly “because of the potential for asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic transmission,” which is largely thought to drive the pandemic.But the guidance was abruptly and quietly changed August 24 to say that exposed people who do not have symptoms “do not necessarily need a test.”Doctors and infectious disease experts immediately blasted the change. The Infectious Diseases Society of America called for “the immediate reversal of the abrupt revision.” And American Medical Association President Susan Bailey called the revision “a recipe for community spread and more spikes in coronavirus.”Admiral Brett Giroir—assistant secretary for Health at the Department of Health and Human Services and lead for COVID-19 diagnostic testing efforts—emphatically defended the change, saying it originated at the CDC and was supported by members of the White House coronavirus task force.But media reports quickly contradicted his comments.

As said here by Beth Mole