August 26, 2020

US now says asymptomatic people don’t need virus test after exposure

Washington (AFP) – After previously encouraging people without symptoms of Covid-19 to get tested if they have been exposed to someone who tested positive, US health authorities have abruptly reversed their position without a clear explanation.The changes in guidance were quietly made to the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday amid reports in the US media of political interference from the White House.President Donald Trump has repeatedly said that the US should do less testing, and blamed testing for making it appear as though the country is doing poorly …

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