What peculiar timing of the CDC to relax its COVID-19 safety guidelines!
As children gear up for another school year and voters prepare to participate in the midterm elections, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Thursday they will be walking back several key protocols that caused immense suffering throughout the pandemic.
The agency no longer recommends that people exposed to COVID-19 who are not up to date with their vaccine doses enter quarantine. Instead, those people should wear a mask for 10 days in indoor settings and test on day five. The new guidance also eliminates quarantine recommendations and the “test to stay” policy for schools and early childcare programs, which requires unvaccinated students exposed to COVID-19 to stay in school rather than quarantine as long as their tests come back negative.
JUST IN – CDC adopts guidelines similar to those Florida was under fire for adopting (NPR) pic.twitter.com/y39TP8cwbf
— Florida’s Voice (@FLVoiceNews) August 11, 2022
Needless to say, the loosened CDC guidelines caused mass liberal hysteria on social media. All of a sudden, the CDC was no longer a reputable pro-science public health organization with America’s best interests at heart. It became an evil organization almost immediately, hellbent on murdering immunosuppressed ‘folx’ with these new guidelines.
The same ppl complaining non stop abt the “mental health” cost of lockdowns (even though we never had full lockdowns) & having to wear masks, are perfectly happy to force disabled ppl to stay locked away forever or keep an N95 glued to their face every time they step into public
— Taylor Lorenz (@TaylorLorenz) August 11, 2022
In honour of these non-science based CDC guidelines, I’m going to propose a new definition of Anxiety for the DSM:
‘When you’re rightfully worried that the trade-offs between your health and capitalism are not exactly going in your favour’ https://t.co/CjMGMUk6yT
— Kashif Pirzada, MD (@KashPrime) August 11, 2022
To be perfectly honest, I can't recall the last time I even knew with certainty what the CDC guidelines for Covid were anymore. They stopped being of much clinical use at least a revision or two ago. https://t.co/qrrmo2iRYF
— Daniel Summers, MD (@WFKARS) August 11, 2022
The CDC relaxing the guidelines is not only a slap in the face to the general public, but especially to healthcare workers, who are burnt out and exhausted.
— call me Morticia 🖤🌙 (@theRNbiologist) August 12, 2022
Funny how that works! The very minute a group doesn’t adhere to the liberal agenda, they are immediately ridiculed and discredited despite being worshipped by these same people a mere months ago.
The updated guidance reflects the understanding that COVID-19 is around for the long haul. While COVID-19 is still circulating, the U.S. is in a completely different position now when it comes to dealing with outbreaks compared to the frenzied response in early 2020.
“This guidance acknowledges that the pandemic is not over, but also helps us move to a point where COVID-19 no longer severely disrupts our daily lives,” a CDC statement said.
Meanwhile, most Americans could care less about the state of the China Virus ‘pandemic.’ It was a scam before and it’s a scam now — what really do we need to know moving forward?
The agency recommends that people take precautions proportionate to the level of risk that they will become seriously ill if infected. Unvaccinated people who have had close contact with an infected person are no longer advised to quarantine for five days as long as they have not tested positive or begun showing symptoms. Previous guidance had allowed only those exposed to the virus who were up to date with vaccines to skip the quarantine period. The new guidance also does away with blanket recommendations that people be tested in most settings.
Some earlier safety recommendations will remain in place. For example, people with COVID-19 are advised to isolate for at least five days, depending on how sick they are. If people leave isolation on day five, they are advised to wear a mask through day 10 or test negative twice over 48 hours before they remove their masks.
When boiled down to their simplest form, the new CDC guidelines essentially inform the public to stay home if you’re sick and carry on with your life if you aren’t.
At one point in history, these “guidelines” would’ve been considered self-evident…
Author: Elizabeth Tierney