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Health & Fitness CDC to shorten COVID-19 quarantine to 10 days or 7 with test

05:25  02 december  2020
05:25  02 december  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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The CDC is learning more about COVID - 19 every day, and as new information becomes available, CDC CDC recommends 14 days of quarantine after exposure based on the time it takes to develop illness Extended the home isolation period from 7 to 10 days since symptoms first appeared for the

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is set to shorten the recommended length of quarantine after exposure to someone who is positive for COVID-19, as the virus rages across the nation.

According to a senior administration official, the new guidelines, which are set to be released as soon as Tuesday evening, will allow people who have come in contact to someone infected with the virus to resume normal activity after 10 days, or sevendays if they receive a negative test result.

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That's down from the 14-day period recommended since the onset of the pandemic.

The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to preview the announcement, said the policy change has been discussed for some time, as scientists have studied the incubation period for the virus.

It comes after the CDC changed its advice to say that a series of shorter consecutive exposures to someone who has COVID-19 also call for a quarantine period. Members of the Trump administration's coronavirus task force have been pushing for shorter quarantine periods.

U.S. testing czar Admiral Brett Giroir said last week that the administration has been 'actively working on that type of guidance' and was 'reviewing the evidence,' ABC News reported.

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But the new guidance will also coincide with the imminent arrival of coronavirus vaccines, pending emergency approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Regulators are scheduled to discuss whether to approve Pfizer's vaccine on December 10. Moderna has now also applied for emergency use authorization, a verdict FDA officials will debate on December 16.

The policy would hasten the return to normal activities by those deemed to be 'close contacts' of those infected with the virus, which has infected more than 13.5 million Americans and killed at least 270,000.

While the CDC had said the incubation period for the virus was thought to extend to 14 days, most individuals became infectious and developed symptoms between four and five days after exposure.

It's not the first time that the CDC has adjusted its guidance for the novel coronavirus as it adjusted to new research.

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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) will update this guidance as needed and as additional Quarantine – Quarantine refers to the practice of separating individuals who have had close contact with Quarantine for COVID - 19 should last for 14 days after the exposure has ended.

In July the agency shortened, from 14 days to 10, its advice on how long a person should stay in isolation after they first experience COVID symptoms - provided they're no longer sick.

The new guidance was presented Tuesday at a White House coronavirus task force meeting for final approval.

'We do think that the work that we've done, and some of the studies we have and the modeling data that we have, shows that we can with testing shorten quarantines,' Dr Henry Walke, the CDC's incident manager for COVID-19 response, told The Wall Street Journal last month, when the outlet first reported the new guidelines were being drafted.

If a swab test comes back negative 'then their probability of going on and developing an infection after that is pretty low.'

Health officials around the world chose 14 days due to the way viruses enters our cells and multiples.

Once a person becomes infected, there is normally many days before the virus makes enough copies of itself so that he or she develops symptoms.

The typical incubation period is about five days for COVID-19 with roughly 97 percent of people developing symptoms after 12 days.

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Therefore, a 14-day quarantine is considered to a 'safety' threshold, at which point you are likely not contagious nor spreading to others.

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People under quarantine are expected to stay home and not go to work or school, or take their children to school.

That hasn't jibed well with the Trump administration's goal of getting Americans back to work and school and kick-starting the economy after the pandemic closed down businesses and cost millions of Americans their jobs.

While most patients are no longer contagious after five to 10 days, a small portion continue shedding the virus for weeks. Immunocompromised patients may remain infectious for several months.

However, many health experts have recommended a shorter period.

They believe some people may not attempt to quarantine due to the length of time and say a shorter quarantine is better than no quarantine at all.

Several countries in Europe such as Belgium, France, Germany and Spain have also been shortening their self-quarantine recommendations.

France shortened its period from 14 days to seven days while Spain, Belgium and Germany cut the time frame to 10 days.

The World Health Organization still recommends a 14-day quarantine, but officials are reviewing to see if they should shorten it, a spokeswoman told The Journal.

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CDC's anticipated new guidelines will also be buffeted by the coming of vaccines.

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With regulators discussing the approval of Pfizer's shot next week - and talks for Moderna's vaccine expected shortly thereafter - the first batch of doses is expected to be rolled out to Americans by the end of this month.

Also on Tuesday, an advisory panel to the CDC voted to recommend the shots go to health care workers and long-term care facility residents first.

Once a shot is approved, the same advisory committee will make recommendations specific to it, and the ball will be in CDC director Dr Robert Redfield's court to approve the recommendations, making them official policy (but subject to states' discretion).

That first wave of coronavirus doses will be aimed at these two groups who are among the most vulnerable to infection.

And protecting health care workers could help protect elderly and at-risk people from infection and death, acting like a shield against the most dire consequence of the pandemic.

With the most vulnerable people protected by vaccines, the risk posed by relaxing quarantines and broader restrictions to stem the spread of coronavirus will be less threatening.

However, rolling the vaccines to the entire American public will take much longer. Officials, including Dr Anthony Fauci, expect that shots won't be broadly available to anyone who wants them until spring.

That makes the balance between guidelines on behavioral measures to slow the spread - like quarantining - and vaccines protection a delicate one.

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