Business leaders and health experts call to avoid shutdowns to stop Covid wave

America should consider relaxing its quarantine guidelines to allow infected essential employees to continue working to avoid paralyzing the economy and the healthcare sector as the country faces a ‘viral blizzard’ of infections, a leading epidemiologist says.

Dr. Michael Osterholm, director of the University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, told on Monday that with cases snowballing, it could be time to consider slashing the CDC’s current recommended 10-day isolation period for infected essential workers. 

‘We’re going to need these people back in the workforce desperately,’ Osterholm told ‘The point is, we may even have at look at the cost and benefit to society, of having someone who may be infectious or low-level infectious, putting an N95 respirator on them and letting them work because that is going to still have a better outcome for patients than somebody not being there at all.

‘I mean, what is it like to try to…

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