White House hints at new airline bailout; Pelosi, experts call new CDC guidelines ‘scary and dangerous’
The White House may provide relief to airline workers to keep them employed if Congress fails to reach agreement on a package for them, President Donald Trump’s chief of staff said Wednesday.
And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed its COVID-19 testing guidelines and now says people without symptoms “do not necessarily need a test” – even if they’ve been exposed to COVID-19.
The move comes a week after the CDC updated travel guidelines that no longer mandate a 14-day quarantine for anyone who’s traveled outside of their state or the country. The revisions to CDC guidelines have been met with concern by medical experts, who caution that less testing may lead to more cases and hinder contact tracing efforts.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also condemned the revised CDC guidelines on testing, saying Wednesday it “reinforces the lack of attention and understanding that we have to have in