CDC faces bipartisan scorn after muddled messages leave Americans confused over latest COVID guidelines

Honestly right now the CDC’s slogan should just be, ‘We have no idea,'” Jimmy Fallon joked on Tuesday night during his “Spettacolo di stasera” monologo. “Sul serio, a questo punto, you’re better off waiting a month to hear what the groundhog has to say.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Centro per la prevenzione e il controllo delle malattie) has been criticized and mocked from all sides after a series of muddled messages have baffled Americans amid a record surge in COVID-19 cases and the spread of the omicron variant. (iStock)

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Centro per la prevenzione e il controllo delle malattie) has been criticized and mocked from all sides after a series of muddled messages have baffled Americans amid a record surge in COVID-19 cases and the spread of the omicron variant. (iStock) (iStock)

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The CDC updated its guidance around isolamento again on Tuesday, declining to add a clear testing recommendation while saying that people can take a test if they have “accesso” e “want to.” Il new guidelines came as millions of Americans wait in hours-long lines to get tested during a record-breaking surge in cases.

L'agenzia halved its recommended isolation and quarantine time last week, saying that a person infected with COVID-19 can leave isolation after five days if they’re asymptomatic, followed by five days of wearing a mask. Medical experts pushed back on that recommendation, saying that it may result in people leaving isolation while they’re still infectious. Il consigliere medico della Casa Bianca Dr. Anthony Fauci initially responded to the criticism by claiming on Sunday that a testing recommendation may be added, but the CDC ultimately declined to add it to the updated guidance.

Pod Save America,” a liberal political podcast hosted by former Obama White House staffers, invited University of California San Francisco Dept. of Medicine chair Dr. Bob Wachter on the program to slam the CDC.

The thing that really bugged me was, I think they should have just told the truth. Sai, ‘We have a limited number of tests and if you can’t get a test, and you feel perfectly fine, we think the risk of you going out into civilization is quite low, you should wear a really good mask for the next five days and be super careful around vulnerable people,'” Wachter said. “That would have been OK. The message they put out was the tests don’t work very well on day five. That’s just wrong.

Wachter also called the latest CDC messagingnot only wrong but potentially harmful,” but the liberal podcast isn’t the only forum where the national public health agency has come under fire.

Comedy Central’s”Lo spettacolo quotidiano” also took a stab at lampooning the CDC with a spoof PSA explaining the new guidelines.

CDC DOUBLES DOWN ON ISOLATION GUIDELINES AFTER CRITICISM, SAYS PEOPLE CAN TAKE A TEST IF THEY HAVE ‘ACCESS

If you test positive for COVID you only have to isolate for five days, five Martian days, they’re slightly longer than Earth days, so that probably helps. If you test negative but you’re an Aries, or any other fire sign, test again, your immune system is a free spirit, so the tests have trouble detecting COVID. If you can’t find a test, get a strong-scented marker and see if you can smell it. If you can’t, you probably have COVID,” the late-night show joked about CDC’s guidelines.

Fallon had another bit breaking down the different CDC regulations that have changed since the coronavirus pandemic began.

While many have joked about the situation, Republican congressional candidate Dott. Willie Montague called per “defund” il CDC.

The CDC has become completely corrupted & is beyond repair,” Montague tweeted. “Time to tear it down & rebuild it, making sure we don’t take away from the work done in stopping other diseases in the process.

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Nel frattempo, journalists from reliably liberal mainstream news organizations have also attacked the CDC.

CNN’s Anderson Cooper called the new guidelinesconfusingand pondered on-air whether the CDC changed its guidelines simply because it’s so difficult for Americans to find tests.

This is confusing,” Il dott. Sanjay Gupta agreed.

MSNBC’s Joy Reid declared, “It can’t help that the CDC changes their mind every three seconds,” and said it has to beabsolutely infuriatingfor medical professionals. NBC’s “Oggi” ammesso the CDC wasfacing criticismand declared the agency isunder fireafter puzzling changes to its guidelines.

CBS Mornings” co-host Tony Dokoupil said on Wednesday that we’re inconfusing times when it comes to recommendations from the CDCbefore an infectious disease specialist told him it feels like achose-your-own adventurescenario.

It doesn’t really work well as public health guidance,” Dott. Celine Gounder told CBS viewers.

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Il New York Times published an opinion piece by Zeynep Tufekci headlined, “The C.D.C. Is Hoping You’ll Figure Covid Out on Your Own,” that questioned the agency for a variety of reasons including everything from its mask recommendations to the new guidelines.

“Martedì, the C.D.C. updated its guidance to say that ‘if an individual has access to a test and wants to test’ and is positive after five days, he or she should ‘continue to isolate until Day 10,’Tufekci wrote. “So is the C.D.C. now conceding that people who test positive are indeed still infectious? And if they don’t have a test, or don’t want one, no worries?”

The Times column continued: “The government can help us pull out of this fog, but it should always be based on being honest with the public. We aren’t expecting officials to have crystal balls about everything, but we want them to empower and inform us while preparing for eventualities — good or bad. Two years is too long to still be hoping for luck to get through all this.

PHYSICIAN: CDC SHOULD HAVE ‘TOLD THE TRUTH’ REGARDING ISOLATION GUIDANCE

NBC News reporter Ben Collins joked that a complicated flow chart is needed to determine if the agency thinks you should be allowed to return to work, while CNN’s Kaitlan Collins pointed out that new guidanceappears to contradictprevious rhetoric by CDC director Rochelle Walensky.

Many others have also scolded the CDC on Twitter:

Paul Best di Fox News ha contribuito a questo rapporto.

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