On Wednesday, the United States CDC said that the Coronavirus quarantine phase could be reduced as seven to ten days for some patients, but a fourteen-day quarantine phase after COVID-19 contact remains the safest choice.
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In novel guidelines, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said that people could escape from the quarantine phase without having a test if they don’t show any symptoms ten days after being faced to anybody else with COVID-19, or after 7 days with a negative test.
The move comes when Coronavirus cases, deaths, and hospitalization are on its peak all across the U.S., and with that, many people having quarantine phase.
On Wednesday, during a telebriefing, Dr. John Brooks (chief medical officer for the CDC’s Coronavirus response), the new quarantine measures were based on extensive modeling by CDC and several other agencies that depicted the concern is low.
The officials of CDC described that several people quit quarantine period soon because of the burden to return to their work and school, and many others are not sharing names of contacts they distress that they will be required to have a quarantine.
People quit quarantine phase due to burden of work
The United States CDC also said that if the quarantine phase is decreased from fourteen days, maximum people may be trying to stay home after they are exposed to the virus, and that may turn in a small number of COVID-19 infections.
Brooks added that they think that if they can low the pressure a little bit, accepting that it appears at a low cost, they may get a greater compliance overall with people finishing a complete quarantine phase. Furthermore, Brooks described that if they get more people on board to finish that overall, that will result in less spread.
There is also some concern who left quarantine before fourteen days could transmit the COVID-19 to others. Brooks said that they can safely decrease the length of the quarantine phase, but accepting there is less residual risk that a person who left the quarantine phase early could spread virus to other people if they became infectious.
On its official website, the United States CDC described that if someone quarantined for ten days and had no Coronavirus symptoms and no test, the residual concern of spreading the virus to someone else as quarantine is expected to be around one percent, with an upper boundary of about ten percent.