Last month the Center for Disease Control and Prevention made a controversial change to its testing guidelines for the global health crisis.
Initially, testing was recommended for anyone who had come in contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19. The change removed this recommendation and noted that those without symptoms didn’t need to get tested, which sparked some controversy — including remarks from Disney Chairman Bob Iger.
The CDC has now revised the guidelines once more to return them to the original state. Now, testing is once again recommended for anyone who has been in contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19, regardless of symptoms.
It is unknown whether this comes in response to the controversy, a change in opinion from health professionals, or something else. Below, you can note Bob Iger’s response to the initial change.
This is more than disappointing. It is horrifying. https://t.co/woLIQBepy7
— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) August 27, 2020