The novel coronavirus strain that has brought COVID-19 to the forefront of global society is just that – novel – and has provided medical experts with plenty of confusion on account of that fact.
We are now nearly 10 months into the crisis with no vaccine, no treatment, and no cure. Russia’s claim of creating an effective vaccine has been wholly shunned by the international community as nonsense, and the FDA has just this week approved a possible blood-plasma process to help treat patients…but that’s not yet considered the miracle cure that we need.
So we wait and we work and we adjust to whatever this monstrosity throws at us.
The CDC has bore the brunt of this uncertainty, constantly being forced to adjust their guidelines on account of the ever-changing understanding of the illness. This week, a major rethinking of their travel guidelines has come to light.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday dropped its recommendation for travelers to quarantine for 14 days upon returning from trips overseas or out of state during the coronavirus pandemic.
The CDC updated its guidelines on its website. Though the two-week recommendation was changed, the federal agency did caution travelers that they can still contract the novel coronavirus while traveling.
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“You may feel well and not have any symptoms, but you can still spread COVID-19 to others,” the agency warns. “You and your travel companions (including children) may spread COVID-19 to other people including your family, friends, and community for 14 days after you were exposed to the virus.”
This flies directly in the face of New York’s draconian rules that have forced visitors from over thirty other states to quarantine for 14 days upon entering NY, or face fines ranging all the way up to $10,000.
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