Possibility of new COVID-19 wave – Precautions to be taken

Amidst the possibility of a new COVID-19 wave, there are certain precautions that could be taken

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The spring time is coming to a conclusion and the weddings are being conducted in full swing. The signs of the coronavirus pandemic is very negligible  and not many people are seen wearing masks. Even the social distancing rules have been eased by the governments across the globe, but that does not mean that the pandemic is over. Health experts have warned about a new wave of COVID-19 which could just be round the corner. But so far it is not being projected as big as the earlier surges like the delta and the omicron. The state health department in Colorado is expecting more citizens to be hospitalized by mid-June, 2022. However, if you wish to be safe and be aware of the virus, here are a few precautions that you could take to remain safe and immune.

  1. Get your vaccinations – While many of you might have been vaccinated, also make sure that you have also taken your booster shots. During the delta and the omicron variant surges, the COVID-19 hospitalizations were mostly of the patients who were not vaccinated. So it is important to take your booster shot as well.
  2. Avoid crowds – You might be eager to be a part of weddings, summer trips and graduations, but it is always better to remain safe than sorry. This specifically applies to people who are immune compromised and have a poor body immunity. Even if you have to step out in the crowd, make sure that you maintain a distance of at least 6 feet.
  3. Wear an N96 or KN95 mask – When you are stepping out or when you are amidst a crowd of people, make sure that you wear an N95 mask or a KN95 mask that fits your face properly. The omicron variant is touted to be highly contagious and wearing a mask can help you to a great extent.
  4. Get tested immediately if unwell – If you have the slightest symptoms, then it is better to get yourself tested and isolate yourself immediately. Remember to get treated at the right time so that you heal faster.

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