You really do need a weathervane to tell which way the wind is blowing at the CDC as The Science® is changing by the minute.
Consider the ever-changing statements on vaccine mandates for airline travel as pointed out by Tyler Durden over at Zero Hedge (dates filled in):
Fauci 12/26: travel vax mandate is on the table…
Fauci 12/27: no travel vax mandate
Biden 12/28: travel vax mandate will happen when docs say
CDC Walensky 12/28 late: no travel vax mandate being discussed
Or consider the new quarantine guidance. According to CNN:
“The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday shortened the recommended times that people should isolate when they’ve tested positive for Covid-19 from 10 days to five days if they don’t have symptoms — and if they wear a mask around others for at least five more days. The CDC also shortened the recommended time for people to quarantine if they are exposed to the virus to a similar five days if they are vaccinated. People who are fully vaccinated and boosted may not need to quarantine at all, the CDC said.”
Got that? People who have been boosted and have tested positive for COVID don’t need to quarantine at all.
We’ve been told for the past 21 months that the reason for quarantining is that (i) to avoid spreading the virus to others and (ii) that people who have been vaccinated could carry the virus. So if you have tested positive, shouldn’t The Science® still require you to quarantine so you don’t spread it to others?. Apparently not now but of course, that’s subject to change.
The simplest explanation for this is that now that the laptop class in the Acela corridor is getting the omicron virus (New York City is reporting the highest incidence rates) the rules need to be changed so that they don’t inconvenience the beautiful people.
Fasten you seat belts and watch for more twirling form the CDC in the coming weeks and months.