Starting in the UK on Monday, passengers will have to perform a negative Kovid-19 test within three days of flying to the United States.
According to the statement, “Today, President Trump is taking another step to protect the health of the American people.”
But according to researchers at the CDC’s Kovid-19 response team, testing three days before a flight is not much possible – reducing the risk of spreading the virus by only 5 to 9%.
Kovid-19 tests often miss recent infections, so a person can test negative and actually get infected because they are not shedding enough viruses to detect.
Dr., an infectious disease specialist from the Baylor College of Medicine. “The test is going to be missed by many people,” said Peter Hotz, who reported that the new version appeared in the UK three months ago and is already likely in the United States.
Health officials are eager to spread the UK variant, which is more easily transmitted than other coronavirus viruses.
The CDC did not respond to requests for comment for this story.