Here’s a story that the mainstream media doesn’t want you to hear about, but one of the outlets NBC news actually reported it on their website this week, so we’re passing the information along to all of you.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quietly tweaked its guidance on COVID-19 testing Monday, making a change that could result in fewer people being tested and hinder contact tracing efforts.
The guidance now states that healthy people who have been exposed to COVID-19 “do not necessarily need a test,” as long as they don’t have symptoms. That’s a reversal from previous advice that clearly recommended testing for all close contacts of infected individuals, regardless of whether they had symptoms.
You can read the full report from the CDC Here:
Of course the mainstream media folks went into full spin mode, as you can see here from a Columbia Public Health scientist in New York, Angela Rasmussen.
“It seems as though this new guidance is actively discouraging people from seeking testing, even if they have a known exposure,” Angela Rasmussen, a research scientist at Columbia Public Health in New York City, said. “We need more testing, not less.”
Not all experts saw the guidance in a negative light. Dr. Amesh Adalja from Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security agreed with the CDC.
“I agree that reflex testing of anybody with a significant exposure is unnecessary and not the best policy. Those individuals with significant exposures should self-quarantine for 14 days,” Dr. Amesh Adalja, a senior scholar with the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, said.
You can read more from our friends at NBC News.