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The United States recommends reducing quarantines with an omicron variable

The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Monday recommended cutting the quarantine period for people with COVID-19 without symptoms from ten to five days.

In a statement, the CDC explained that the change is driven by scientific evidence that most infections occur early in the illness, on the first and second day of symptoms and two or three days later.

For this reason, people who test positive should be isolated for five days if they are not showing symptoms, and after this period, continue to wear the mask for another five days to reduce the risk of infecting others.

The CDC has also updated its recommendations for quarantining those who have been exposed to the disease — by coming into contact with an infected person.

In the event that the exposed people are people who are not immunized, and have been vaccinated for more than six months (or more than two months in the case of the Janssen vaccine), they must also keep a five-day quarantine and spend another five with a strict mask

Those who have been vaccinated or who have recently been vaccinated must spend ten days with the mask on at all times.

In addition, the CDC recommends testing five days after contact.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these recommendations will reduce the risk of infection.

With this announcement, changes that were already expected this morning have materialized when the government’s lead epidemiologist, Anthony Fauci, opened the door to new recommendations because omicron appears to be more contagious than other mutations of covid-19, although it is also less dangerous.

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US President Joe Biden said this afternoon that he is open to reducing isolation times if his medical team recommends it.

A few hours ago, in an interview with MSNBC’s series, Fauci announced that the CEO of the United States was “seriously” assessing reducing the isolation time that people with the virus must adhere to.

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