No conservation tactics: When asked if the CDC switch was intended to release pressure on the country’s testing system, Giroir said the decision is based on medical science.
“There is no tactic about it. It is not the result of shortages. It is not necessary, “he said. “If we thought it was necessary to retest people, we would say so.”
The exceptions: The virus may last longer in critically ill patients who require intensive care units or who are immunodeficient, according to Giroir. “Those are the ones you consult with your healthcare provider,” he said.
What’s next: Giroir said the government is “doting the i’s and exceeding the t’s” on the recommendations, so expect the CDC to release the document soon.