Dr. Anthony Fauci said that the CDC may add testing to isolation guidelines for asymptomatic patients. Moreover, more than 5,000 flights have already been canceled or delayed as a result of the increase.
Dr. Anthony Fauci’s Statements
The CDC decreased the period asymptomatic persons should isolate after testing positive in half last week. In addition, the guideline does call for masks to be worn in public for the following five days, but no negative test is required.
CDC’s new requesting people with Covid-19 must be isolated and 5 days of wearing a mask whenever around others to reduce the risk of infecting persons they come into contact with if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours).
The adjustment is based on scientific evidence showing the bulk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission occurs early in the disease, typically 1-2 days before to the beginning of symptoms and 2-3 days after the onset of symptoms.
Given the rise in cases throughout the nation, especially of the new Omicron variant, the news was heavily ridiculed. Several individuals, including doctors, turned to social media to publicly query the new guidelines, with some arguing it was more about protecting firms from losing employees than reducing the spread of coronavirus.
5,000 Flights More or Less are already Canceled or Delayed Amid Surge
As the current coronavirus outbreak fuels instability in the aviation sector, almost 5,000 flights arriving, departing, or flying inside the United States have already been canceled or delayed. The industry’s problems were exacerbated this weekend by the severe winter weather that swept through the Midwest. According to flight monitoring website FlightAware, over 2,200 flights were canceled and over 3,400 planes were delayed.
Thousands of flights have been delayed or canceled daily for more than a week, stranding some passengers amid a massive increase in COVID cases with the omicron strain. Since December 24, more than 15,000 flights have been canceled due to staffing shortages caused by COVID and the winter weather.