Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease, said on CNN Monday that period from when someone is able to spread the coronavirus to when they show symptoms varies from person to person, and the general guideline is that it’s safe for a person to go out 10 days after they developed symptoms.
But Fauci declined to comment about President Trump’s SUV ride on Sunday, a few days after Trump developed symptoms.
Fauci said that there have been studies that tried to isolate the virus when people are in the disease state or recovering and they don’t have it.
He said the period when someone is contagious is “usually before they get symptomatic and for a few days thereafter."
“The general guidelines are when is it safe for a person to go out from the time they get symptoms is probably around 10 days from the onset of symptoms –– you usually have no virus and in the studies that have been done, those people generally are not at all infective to other people,” Fauci told CNN’s John Berman.
When asked by Berman about the President riding in an SUV on Sunday about four days after he reportedly showed symptoms, Fauci responded, “I don’t want to really go there, John, and comment on that.”