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Confused About the Testing Guidelines For COVID-19? Here's Who Should Be Swabbed

Shot of a young woman wearing a mask and suffering from throat pain in a doctor's office

There's been a lot of uncertainty around COVID-19 testing in the US. Recently, the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) seemed to soften its testing guidelines - explaining that people who had been exposed but hadn't developed symptoms no longer needed to be tested - only to reverse course when it was reported that the changes had come under pressure from the White House. If you're feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the back and forth, you're not alone - but experts want Americans to know testing is essential, especially with cases expected to climb this fall.

"The most effective approach to fighting the pandemic is widespread testing," , MD, a family physician

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