Fauci says isolation period cut to 5 days “to keep society running”
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) had announced that the recommended isolation period for COVID-positive people be cut in half from 10 days to 5 days.
NOW – Fauci: Isolation period was cut in half "to keep society running."pic.twitter.com/8cbgf2DZa1
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) December 29, 2021
In an interview today, Anthony Fauci explained that the quarantine period was halved “to keep society running.” Fauci is director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and currently the chief medical advisor of the executive branch.
People who test positive for the coronavirus need to isolate themselves for only five days if they don’t show symptoms, the CDC had said Monday.
.@chrislhayes pressed Fauci tonight on new CDC guidance.
HAYES: Is there any science backing up the idea that after 5 days… you’re not still shedding virus?
FAUCI: This is one of those situations… that we often say, you don't want the perfect to be the enemy of the good. pic.twitter.com/NVSqfZ8yUk
— Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) December 29, 2021