November 24, 2020

Coronavirus: Experts question UK self-isolation advice

A group of 25 doctors have written to the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, because they are concerned about the UK’s current advice on self-isolation for coronavirus.

The guidance says people should stay at home and avoid contact with others for seven days if they develop symptoms.

After that, self-isolation can end – if they feel well and do not have a fever.

But World Health Organization advice says people should self-isolate for 14 days after symptoms have cleared.

And now, Newcastle University public health expert Prof Allyson Pollock and 24 similarly concerned colleagues are asking to see evidence in support of the UK’s stance.

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