Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, global director of ICAP, was consulted for an Oct 27 article in the Wall Street Journal which examined a new trend of shorter COVID-19 quarantines by some countries. This shift in approach to shorten quarantining is geared towards encouraging more compliance. Some disease and public health experts offer cautious support to the idea, saying that although data is patchy, such a trade-off might make sense, especially where citizens’ weariness or inability to comply with more burdensome restrictions are complicating efforts to beat back a resurgent pandemic.  Dr. El-Sadr says:

Some disease experts agree that it is better to stick with 14 days. “You want to minimize, as much as possible, the risk.”

Read the full article in The Wall Street Journal

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