Rochelle Walensky: PCR Test Not a CDC Requirement to End Isolation Because They Can Stay Positive for 12 Weeks
Hilarious stuff. The rest of us have been saying this forever — and being kicked off the air for it
The newly updated CDC guidelines don’t require testing at the end of isolation because PCR tests can stay positive for up to 12 weeks, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky told “Good Morning America” on Wednesday.
“So we would have people in isolation for a very long time if we were relying on PCRs,” Walensky said.
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Walensky said rapid tests do work “quite well,” especially in places where people are being tested regularly, like at schools.
“They may not work as well as they have for the delta variant,” Walensky said, but “we still are encouraging their use.”