CBS News: CDC faces criticism over COVID isolation guidelines as Omicron drives up cases, child hospitalizations

The CDC on Wednesday explained its decision to cut its COVID-19 isolation guidelines in half from 10 days to five. The move has received heavy criticism, as the Omicron variant drives up new cases and hospitalizations among children. CBS News’ Nikki Battiste reports from New York City. Then, Dr. Shikha Jain, assistant professor of medicine at the University of Illinois Chicago, joins CBSN’s Elise Preston to discuss the latest developments.

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About Shikha Jain, MD FACP

I am a practicing, board-certified hematology/oncology physician in Chicago. I speak on topics ranging from the impact of social media on healthcare, how physicians can utilize social media, how to write Op-eds in the medical world, gender equity and barriers to career advancement, and topics in GI oncology and immunotherapy. My goal is to explain complicated topics in simple terms. I also enjoy writing and you can find some of my writing on this site. I am a mother to three amazing kids and married to a gastroenterologist. I look forward to connecting with you.

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