Covid is not over, folks. Here’s how to help protect yourself

Covid is not over, folks. Here’s how to help protect yourself

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Many Americans have begun to return to normal, or at least a “new normal,” since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. But just because we’re now (grudgingly) back to our morning commutes doesn’t mean the pandemic is over.

As new subtypes of Omicron continue to circulate around the country alongside typical seasonal illnesses such as the flu, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging Americans to take precautions before this holiday season.

It remains to be vaccinated and stimulated one of the best ways to protect yourself Against COVID-19 and serious illness, according to the CDC. However, the uptake of the new COVID-19 stimulus is still really low.

According to the CDC, as of Nov. 4, less from 9 percent The population of the USA received stimulants.

As of right now, boosters are still free, so if you haven’t run to your local clinic or Walgreens to get yours yet, now is the time.

We all know COVID-19 precautions can be a massive divide in families. But layering precautions that work for your family, such like testing, masking, moving actions outdoors and providing good ventilationcan help slow the spread of COVID-19 and other diseases.

Knowing what options are out there and what the symptoms are can also be helpful.

Omicron, characterized by high infectivity and its many subtypes, is still the dominant strain of COVID-19 in the United States. It is the most common of those subtypes BA:.5 that counts about 40 percent Of all cases of COVID-19 in the U.S., according to the CDC.

However, the new subspecies of Omicron as BQ.1.1 and BQ.1 also grow In the U.S. And another variant entirely, XBB, has caused a massive spike in cases in Singapore, according to the New York Times. However, cAsians have already declined significantlyand the CDC has yet to report any cases of XBB in the US

The good news is that. s0 no evidence yet that Omicron subtypes cause more severe disease than the previous one recurrences of the disease.

And according to the New York Times. the symptoms are quite consistent with the previous versions. The most common symptoms include a mild runny nose, headache and sore throat. If you sense of symptomsis CDC recommends getting tested ASAP!

For those of us heading home for the holidays, it’s worth remembering that COVID-19 hasn’t passed us by yet, even if we’re all feeling seriously tired.

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