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Guidelines streamlined for COVID-19

CDC recognizes lessened risk of serious illness

The Centers for Disease Control has updated its guidance for COVID-19 in recognition that the nation is now in a much stronger place to deal with the virus and keep its citizens protected.

With vaccines, boosters and treatments now readily available, the CDC has said there is now significantly less risk of severe illness, hospitalization and death than earlier in the pandemic.

“This guidance acknowledges that the pandemic is not over, but also helps us move to a point where COVID-19 no longer severely disrupts our daily lives,” said Greta Massetti, CDC, in a press release.

The new guidance sti...