With Christmas behind us, New Year’s Eve is approaching – and with it another chance to get together with friends and family. The CDC warns: This is another chance to catch COVID-19 – or spread it. Indoor gatherings lead to outbreaks, and what can cause Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s leading expert in infectious diseases and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, cites an increase in a boom. “If the answer to any of these questions is ‘yes’, then consider making other plans, such as hosting a virtual meeting or delaying your trip,” the CDC advises. Read on for the questions – and do not miss it to ensure your health and the health of others Sure signs that you already have a Coronavirus.
Consider the age and / or underlying conditions. “For example, people in their 50s are at higher risk for serious illnesses than people in their 40s,” the CDC says. “Similarly, people in their 60s or 70s are generally at greater risk for serious diseases than people in their 50s. The greatest risk for serious COVID-19 diseases is among those who are 85 years or older.” But remember: anyone can get COVID at any age.
“The more cases in your community or at your destination, the more likely you are to get and distribute COVID-19 as a result of your door-to-door journey,” says the CDC. “Cheque CDC’s COVID Data Tracker for the latest number of cases in each area. “
Hospitals in California, for example, are overflowing. “To find out, go to state and local health department websites, “says the CDC.
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Many states force those who cross state lines upon arrival in quarantine, with a fine. “Cheque state and local requirements before you travel, ”says the CDC.
The CDC defines’ close contact ‘as’ someone who has been a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more within an infected person for a period of 24 hours, from 2 days before the onset of the disease (or for asymptomatic patients, 2 days before the collection of the test sample) until the patient is isolated. “
‘People by increased risk of serious diseases of COVID-19, and those who live with them should consider their level of risk before deciding to go out and ensure they take steps to protect themselves, “the CDC said. Consider avoiding activities where protective measures can be difficult, such as activities where social distance cannot be maintained. Everyone must take steps to prevent COVID-19 from being acquired and distributed to protect themselves, their communities and people at increased risk for serious diseases. ‘
This is how COVID-19 distribution can happen. It’s not about how many people you associate with, but where they come from. “Ten can even be a little too much,” Fauci said. “It’s not just the number, it’s also the people who might come in from outside the city. You want to make sure you do not have people who have just got off a plane or a train. It’s even more risky than the absolute number. “
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Again, “If the answer to one of these questions is ‘yes’, consider making other plans, such as hosting a virtual event or delaying your trip.” And follow the principles of Fauci and help end this upsurge no matter where you live – wear a face mask, social distance, avoid large crowds, do not go indoors with people you do not shelter with (especially in pubs), practice good hand hygiene, be vaccinated if it is available to you and around your life and the lives of others, do not visit one of this not 35 places you are likely to catch COVID.