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0715, 28 Dec 21

CDC Lessens Quarantine Time Recommendations


US health officials have halved the recommended isolation time for people with asymptomatic Covid-19 from 10 to five days, amid a surge in cases.


The measure is expected to alleviate disruption caused by staff shortages in many areas because of infections.


The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says most transmissions happen in the two days before and three days after symptoms develop.




The CDC also shortened the quarantine period for people exposed to someone infected. Unvaccinated people will be required to quarantine for five days after exposure, down from 14.

The CDC is supposed to give recommendations based on the actual science. This decision is based on a balance of the science and the larger policy implications of their recommendations. But the CDC is supposed to be just about the science. The policy makers are supposed to take that recommendation, balance it with other considerations, and make public policy. Where we have lost our minds with COVID is that we have surrendered policy making to the CDC and now made them into an agency that decides public policy instead of makes recommendations to inform public policy.


0715, 28 December 2021


  1. dad29

    and now made them into an agency that decides public policy instead of makes recommendations to inform public policy.

    Umnnnhhhh…..yah, hey.

    Leggies and Presidents do this all the time. It’s called “evading responsibility,” and it’s in the book “Re-Election 101”.

    You haven’t heard of it?

  2. Mar

    All the medical experts from the teacher’s union are not going to be happy, especially since they dictate to the Senike Joe’s administration on what to do.

  3. Mar

    So, Senile Joe says that there is no Federal solution to the Chinese virus.
    Good for him, he finally told the truth.
    Now, if he is serious, then he should fire the fake doctor Fauci along with the CDC director and others.
    Of course, he might not have meant it. But if he was actually telling the truth, he should be following DeSantis, Abbott, Noem, Ducy and other GOP governors.

  4. Mark Hoefert

    Due to the miracle of pseudoscience, the CDC has now determined that social distance can be cut from 6 feet to 3 feet.

    The narratives are collapsing in real time.

  5. Mark Hoefert

    Kamala Harris last week: “I don’t think this is a moment to talk about fault,” responded Harris when pressed on the issue during an interview with CBS. “It is no one’s fault that this virus hit our shores or hit the world. But it is more about individual power and responsibility and the decisions that everyone has the choice to make.”

    See how the “It’s Trump’s fault” narrative collapsed now that Trump is in the rearview mirror and Democrats are now in the driver’s seat? Another miracle of pseudoscience.

  6. Mark Hoefert

    As Mar alluded to, Biden now says the pandemic needs to be fought at the state level.

    Of course – that way data from selected states (i.e., Red states) can be cherry picked to support a pseudoscientific narrative.

    For example, looking at a state’s vaccination rate without correlating for obesity (e.g., one of the major comorbidities) is an example of pseudoscience. Intelligent people know that.

  7. dad29

    Mark, I think that Harris’ ‘fault’ demurral has more to do with Fauci’s financing of Covid research in Red China than any other issue.

    Yes, there IS fault. It is Fauci’s fault. He financed a bio-weapon with OUR DAMN MONEY.

  8. Merlin

    What happened to the ‘Winter of Death is coming and there’s nothing we can do about it’ that China Joe was selling as recently as the end of last week? Take a little nap and look what happens.

  9. Mar

    It’s hard to take the Bozos from the CDC seriously when the Bozos think males can become pregnant.

  10. Billiam

    Now, gentlemen, don’t be dissin’ The Science Fauchi. He might get offended and retire on his $350,000 a year pension and leave all us rubes to fend for ourselves. We’re SO lucky to have him. Man. I almost hurled just typing that.

  11. dad29

    CDC recommends that you keep your arms and head inside the windows in a moving car. SCIENCZZZZZ!!

  12. Mar

    Meanwhile, Senile Joe is romping on the beach with a mask on.
    It’s pretty clear, that President Poopy Pants is not in charge.
    Apparently, according to Truck Driver Joe thinks it is OK to to wear a mask outside, but not in a crowded restaurant.
    They could base a sit com on the Kamikaze Biden administration.

  13. Jason

    I heard that Joe’s approval rating has actually dropped below Kamala’s…. If that’s true… Oh man.

  14. dad29

    CDC recommends pineapple on your pizza. SCIENZZZZZZ!

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