Who do you believe regarding COVID-19 testing, the CDC, or the CT Department of Health?

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Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have dialed back coronavirus guidelines, saying they would no longer recommend COVID-19 testing for individuals who had been exposed to the disease but had never experienced any symptoms.

 

According to the Hartford Courant, Connecticut's acting commissioner of the state Department of Public of Health, Dr. Deidre Gifford, disagrees, as she told the Hartford Courant that Connecticut would not be changing their recommendations for asymptomatic testing. She went on to say,

We encourage those that live in communities that have seen a higher impact of COVID to go and take advantage of free testing sites. We strongly encourage those with a known exposure to get tested and to quarantine for 14 days.

Do you smell something fishy going on here? I'm just asking. Here's something to ponder. Dr. Anthony Fauci, a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, was undergoing surgery and was not apart of the August 20 task force discussion.

At that meeting, task force members discussed and debated the guidelines while Fauci was unable to attend. On Monday, the new guidelines were published on the CDC website. Is it possible that political intentions maneuvered the task force?

According to a CNN article, a federal health official close to the process told CNN that the decision to change the CDC guidelines was the result of pressure from the upper ranks of the Trump administration. In the same article, CDC's Director, Dr. Robert Redfield, said that "updated recommendations" came directly from the White House coronavirus task force. Should we be playing politics when it comes down to life or death?