CDC director says new COVID-19 isolation rules were based on ‘what we thought people would be able to tolerate’

CDC director says new COVID-19 isolation rules were based on ‘what we thought people would be able to tolerate’
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci testify before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee July 20, 2021 on Capitol Hill
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky testifying before the Senate on July 20.J. Scott Applewhite-Pool/via Getty Images
  • The CDC said new COVID-19 isolation guidelines were based on what it thought people could tolerate.
  • CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said the changes were made in the context of surging cases.
  • Omicron accounts for 59% of all sequenced COVID-19 cases in the US, according to CDC data.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky said on Wednesday that the shortened COVID-19 isolation guidelines were based on what the CDC “thought people would be able to tolerate.”

“It really had a lot to do with what we thought people would be able to tolerate,” Walensky told Katilan Collins on CNN after Collins asked whether the decision had as much to do with business as it did with science.

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