Delta Asks the CDC to Reduce the Number of Quarantine Days
CDC is thinking about it!!
According to Reuters.com, Delta CEO Ed Bastian and chief health officer Dr. Henry Ting sent a letter to CDC Director Rochelle Walensky requesting the quarantine period for anyone who tests positive with a breakthrough COVID-19 infection be reduced to five days from the current 10. Bastian and his team suggested that individuals could end isolation with appropriate testing, citing the impact on the carrier's workforce.
On Tuesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci said the White House is considering reducing the 10-day recommended quarantine period. The federal government's recommended quarantine time is "still 10 days,"
Fauci, the nation's leading infectious disease expert, told MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell on Tuesday afternoon. But health officials are mulling shortening that window for health care providers who "might get infected and be without symptoms" as the omicron variant tears across the U.S., he added. "We want to be careful that we don’t keep them out of action for that long period of time," Fauci said, "so there’s at least consideration ... of diminishing the quarantine time to get them back to work safely. We want to be careful that we don’t have a shortage of health care providers," he added.
The omicron variant is raging across the country in an "unprecedentedly rapid way," Fauci said Tuesday, echoing remarks he made on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday morning.