Why Does CDC Change its COVID-19 Guidelines?

We often hear complaints about changing recommendations from CDC and other experts we look to for guidance. But it would be more concerning if communicable disease experts weren’t learning anything from new scientific findings and new experience in the field. Weren't learning anything that could improve our response.

CORONAVIRUS CONTACT TRACING AND LOCKDOWN: Learning from Smallpox

Coronavirus. Quarantine. Social distance. Contact tracing. Lockdown. New terms and questions dominate our consciousness. Vaccine—where’s the vaccine? With no vaccine and no proven treatment for COVID-19, we isolate, wear masks and wash our hands to stay safe in the midst of the pandemic. Since all viruses share certain characteristics, it seems like an appropriate time…

CORONAVIRUS CONTACT TRACING AND LOCKDOWN: Learning from Smallpox

Coronavirus. Quarantine. Social distance. Contact tracing. Lockdown. New terms and questions dominate our consciousness. Vaccine—where’s the vaccine? With no vaccine and no proven treatment for COVID-19, we isolate, wear masks and wash our hands to stay safe in the midst of the pandemic. Since all viruses share certain characteristics, it seems like an appropriate time…