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CDC reverses Covid-19 testing guidance after controversy

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reversed their testing guidelines Friday, which previously stated that asymptomatic people who were in contact with an infected person "do not necessarily need a test."

The update now states that "due to the significance of asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic transmission, this guidance further reinforces the need to test asymptomatic persons, including close contacts of a person with documented SARS-CoV-2 infection."

The CDC recommends testing for "all close contacts of persons with SARS-CoV-2 infection" as it is "important that contacts of individuals with SARS-CoV-2 infection be quickly identified and tested."

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