No More Quarantine for Covid-19

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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Thursday (11 August) that no longer does individual needs to be quarantined after close contact with someone who tests Covid positive.

The reason is “an estimated 95% of Americans age 16 or older have developed antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, whether due to vaccinations or previous infection.” This sounds like we have achieved herd immunity. Even for children under 16, the expectation is no vaccine will be required as students getting ready to return to schools.

So what happen if one is exposed to someone with Covid-19? CDC recommends wearing mask for 10 days while indoor and in public; and get tested after 5 days. This update is a far cry from the China’s Zero Covid policy and clearly highlights the difference between the two approaches.

Do you think our social contacts will be back to normal with this revised guidance? 

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