Slowly, however absolutely, the CDC is catching up on being cheap with its recommendations for how one can cope with COVID-19.
CNN’s Kaitlan Collins reported Monday that the CDC is shortening the isolation interval for individuals who check constructive from 10 days to 5. The CDC notes the change is motivated by science displaying that transmission takes place within the early levels of the sickness.
“Given what we currently know about COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, CDC is shortening the recommended time for isolation from 10 days for people with COVID-19 to 5 days, if asymptomatic, followed by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others.”
As OutKick’s Clay Travis mentioned on Twitter, this might have an unlimited influence on the sports activities world.
As the NFL, NCAA, NBA and NHL proceed to be ravaged by COVID-19 outbreaks, the brand new suggestion from the CDC might result in protocols loosening up much more. The leagues proudly proceed to proclaim that they observe the science, typically led by what the CDC says.
Under the NFL’s present COVID-19 protocols, unvaccinated gamers who check constructive are compelled to quarantine for 10 days. Under the CDC’s new suggestion, these gamers would solely miss one or zero video games on most circumstances, as a substitute of two, because the Chargers’ Mike Williams is about to do.
That’s essential for groups within the playoff hunt hoping to have as stuffed with a roster as doable over the last two video games of the common season. It might even have a profound impact on the NCAA’s bowl season, that has been dramatically impacted by COVID-19.
The Wasabi Fenway Bowl, Military Bowl, and EasyPost Hawaii Bowl have already been canceled with groups backing out with COVID-19 points. The Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl is now in jeopardy with Boise State backing out resulting from an outbreak inside the program, per Barstool Sports’ Dave Portnoy.
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