CDC director walks back testing guidance, but does not alter recommendations on website

“I think this is a black eye for the CDC. They’ve got materials on their website that really can’t be scientifically justified,” said former CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden, who is now president of Resolve to Save Lives, a global public health initiative.

The recommendation from the CDC — which reversed previous advice that anyone exposed to COVID-19 should be tested, even if they weren’t symptomatic — was met with backlash.

NBC CDC director walks back testing guidance, but does not alter recommendations on website