CDC’s new Covid quarantine guidance criticized for addressing the wrong problem
Nurses display a ‘Stay Home’ sign on their vehicle during a car caravan of nurses calling for people to remain home amid a surge of COVID-19 cases in El Paso on November 16, 2020 in El Paso, Texas.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week unveiled new quarantine guidance that allows some people to restrict their contact with others for less than the recommended 14-day period under certain circumstances.
The new advice, announced Wednesday, was created to try to boost compliance with the quarantine guidelines, but some public health experts say the nation’s premier health agency was trying to solve the wrong problem. Instead of focusing on why people aren’t adhering to the guidelines, the agency focused on the rules themselves, which undermined the risk of exiting quarantine before 14 days, epidemiologists said.
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[Source: CNBC News]