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With New Guidelines, Politicized CDC Is Out of Its Damn Mind

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | August 26, 2020 |

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | August 26, 2020 |


The CDC has quietly issued revised guidelines, and you’re going to want to grab a beer, or a CBD gummy, a joint, or a Xanax for this. The CDC is recommending that those without symptoms not be tested, and that includes those who have been in close contact with infected people.

In other words, if your significant other tested positive for COVID-19, there’s no need for you to get tested if you are symptomatic, even if you almost certainly have it. Why? Because that would result in another reported infection, and more reported infections make Dear Leader look bad.

And yes: This order came from the top. From CNN:

A sudden change in federal guidelines on coronavirus testing came this week as a result of pressure from the upper ranks of the Trump administration, a federal health official close to the process tells CNN.

“It’s coming from the top down,” the official said of the new directive from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … the new directive also lines up with a trend in policy and rhetoric from the White House. President Donald Trump has repeatedly suggested the US should do less testing.

Cool, cool, cool.

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