Late Monday, the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control announced they had cut the isolation period for those who test positive for COVID-19. The change, according to the CDC, “is motivated by science demonstrating that the majority of SARS-CoV-2 transmission occurs early in the course of illness, generally in the 1-2 days prior to onset of symptoms and the 2-3 days after.”
The CDC issued a statement which read (in part):
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“Given what we currently know about COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, CDC is shortening the recommended time for isolation from 10 days for people with COVID-19 to 5 days, if asymptomatic, followed by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others. People who test positive should isolate for 5 days and, if asymptomatic at that time, they may leave isolation if they can continue to mask for 5 days to minimize the risk of infecting others.”
The CDC also reduced the recommended quarantine period for those who were exposed to COVID-19 to five days.
It is in this group that the “unboosted” can be found. The CDC defines the unboosted as those who received their second dose of an mRNA six months ago or more, or who had the J&J vaccine more than two months ago.
If an individual has been “boosted,” however, they can skip the quarantine and just wear a mask for ten days.
According to the CDC, “data from South Africa and the United Kingdom demonstrate that vaccine effectiveness against infection for two doses of an mRNA vaccine is approximately 35%. A COVID-19 vaccine booster dose restores vaccine effectiveness against infection to 75%.”
Weren’t we initially told the mRNA vaccines had an efficacy rate of over 90 percent? Just asking.
The statement then reiterates what we already know. A COVID vaccination reduces “the risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19.”
Pssst: So does natural immunity.
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Article by Elizabeth Vaughn. Originally published at American Free News Network.