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Two COVID-19 vaccines “may mean avoiding 10 days of self-isolation”
People who have received two Covid-19 jabs and come into contact with someone infected with the virus may soon be exempt from self-isolation for 10 days.
According to reports, officials are considering abolishing the 10-day quarantine period and switching to daily testing.
The Times reported that Matt Hancock, the Minister of Health, is said to be keen to replace quarantine with daily testing, but only when the Chief Medical Officer of England, Professor Chris Whitty, conducted a study involving 40,000 people. After you are satisfied, the policy will be approved.
Linda Bauld, a professor of public health at the University of Edinburgh, told Time Radio that this has happened in the United States. She said: “The Centers for Disease Control changed their guidelines not long ago, saying that they have been vaccinated. People who receive the vaccine do not have to self-isolate about 10-14 days after the second vaccination, so I think we are moving in this direction.
“As we have repeatedly heard from Chris Whitty and others, this virus will not go away.”
Professor Bald added: “We will have to coexist with it, which means that we will be infected in the future, so contact with an infected person is always possible.”