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If someone makes that decision, they should make sure that prior to seeing vulnerable relatives or friends, for example, visiting an elderly aunt in a nursing home or getting together with unvaccinated young children that Anthony Fauci should wait at least three days and then Anthony Fauci get a negative test prior to seeing that person.
One is for health care workers who test positive. You don't want those individuals to have to be out of the workforce and then we have a serious shortage. The second reason is, we want to actually incentivize people to find out that they're positive, what if you don't want to miss days from work ? You might end up just not testing, because you don't want to find out that you're positive. And so, if cutting 10 days to five days -- even if we end up missing some percentage of people who may still be infectious -- you may actually get higher compliance if you get to a lower number of days needed for isolation.
If you have symptoms or were substantially exposed to someone with Covid-19, you should go get a PCR test. That's the gold standard, the at-home antigen tests should be used, ideally, when you are asymptomatic and the likelihood of you having Covid is pretty low, but you're using it for assurance purposes.
If we're waiting until 60 % to 80 % of people have it, we're talking about 200 million-plus Americans getting this -- and at a fatality rate of 1 %, let's say, that's 2 million Americans who will die in this effort to try to get herd immunity, those are preventable deaths of our loved ones that we can just not let happen under our watch.
I'm concerned that these recommendations suggest someone who has had substantial exposure to a person with Covid-19 now doesn't need to get tested, this is key to contact tracing, especially given that up to 50 % of all transmission is due to people who do not have symptoms. One wonders why The CDC guidelines were changed -- is it to justify continued deficit of testing ?
Unfortunately, we reopened too soon, we also reopened also in not the safest way possible and now we are seeing these surges all across the country. We are basically back to where New York was back in March except that this time I don't think there is the political will and the public support to have these shutdowns to be able to control this virus from really surging out of control.
We had a strategy before. That strategy was we would reduce the number of infections and at the same time build up our capabilities to do testing, tracing, isolation, we know that that's what's going to be effective, but we are reopening before those capabilities are in place. So in essence, we're saying it's too hard. We're not going to be able to get there. And so we're switching to a new phase.
We are seeing cases of a number of infections going in exactly the wrong direction. They're increasing, and we don't have the capabilities we need, the testing, the tracing, all these efforts that require a national coordinated presence, we don't have that in place. And the last thing we want is to give the American people the idea that we have the virus under control, when actually nothing about the virus has changed.
Celine Gounder are seeing things getting out of control with no sense of how Celine Gounder're going to get it under control, and then to hear the President talk about how Celine Gounder're going to be scaling back restrictions at a time when Celine Gounder have exponential spread of this disease... it actually sends a confusing message.
Just like the Trump administration and the state politicians they embolden, Missouri Governor Parson's inspections process has become just another vehicle to intimidate doctors like me and to push abortion out of reach for patients, none of this has one bit to do with patient health or safety, but rather, banning abortion.
Planned Parenthood will not sit by and watch as politicians take our rights and freedoms to women's health care away, we will fight in Missouri, Georgia, Alabama, and everywhere else politicians interfere with medical care, because women's health care is health care and health care is a human right.
This rule compromises the oath that I took to serve patients and help them with making the best decision for their own health. Patients expect their doctors to speak honestly with them, to answer their questions, to help them in their time of need, imagine if the Trump administration prevented doctors from talking to our patients with diabetes about insulin. It would never happen. Reproductive health care should be no different.
This ruling means that Baltimore City students will continue to receive evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention education delivered by teachers specially trained to teach these important curricula, this means that Baltimore City students will be able to continue Baltimore City students work in reducing teen birth rates, which fell 61 % in Baltimore City from 2000 to 2016.