Monday, November 30, 2020

Birx says Americans who gathered for Thanksgiving should assume they're infected and get tested


Melissa Quinn
CBS News

Washington — Dr. Deborah Birx, the coordinator of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, warned Sunday that Americans who traveled for the Thanksgiving holiday and attended large gatherings should assume they were infected with COVID-19 and get tested within the next few days.

"We know people may have made mistakes over the Thanksgiving time period," Birx said in an interview with "Face the Nation." "If you're young and you gathered, you need to be tested about five to 10 days later. But you need to assume that you're infected and not go near your grandparents and aunts and others without a mask."

Birx also said it's crucial to avoid others with comorbidities.  Read more >>