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Dr. Fauci Just Warned This Will "Put You in Danger"
Don't do something that in fact would put you or your family in danger, such as getting a crowded group of people coming from different places and airports. "RELATED: COVID Symptoms Usually Appear in This Order, Study FindsHow to Survive the PandemicFollow Dr. Fauci's fundamentals to protect yourself, your loved one and your fellow humans:Universal wearing of masks.Maintaining physical distance.Avoiding congregate settings or crowds.Doing more outdoors, as opposed to indoors.Washing hands frequently.
Pandemic fatigue is real. If you are reading this, you have survived the worst year of humanity for the past one hundred years. With political change and less gaslighting online, we rightfully deserve a mental health break. The very positive news of having in the United States got us all perky again, but we are not out of the woods yet. Read on for what you need to know to stay safe—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these .
Our Number One Priority Should be Preventing New Infections
Johnson&Johnson, Novavax, and AstraZeneca are likely to receive FDA's emergency-use authorization for their . Still, we need to do more than just vaccinate people.
Working parents cannot wait to have their kids back in school. Some of us want to enjoy a date night on Valentine's day. More than anything, we social creatures like to hang out with our friends and see family without the guilt trip that goes with it. But new variants have gotten us scientists concerned, and it's my duty to make sure you understand that too.
Vaccines are our ticket out of this deadly pandemic, but we need to prevent new viral mutations. Viruses tend to mutate, and they do so when they infect new bright shiny, healthy people. We clearly need the to get serious about genomic surveillance. As of today, we don't know all the variants that are attacking Americans, and how well prepared we are in our fight against them.
Doing This One Thing Wreaks Havoc on Your Waistline, Doctor Says
Having a flat belly can be a great goal to have for your health, but if you're not going about it in a healthy way, you could be ruining your waistline.Dr. Tonya Sweezer, an integrative family physician, does point out that while working out your core is good for toning and ab definition, if you're not focusing on the nutrition aspect as well, you'll never get that trim waist.
I'd like to see the Biden administration create a Genome Sequencing squad, researching the genome of at least 5 percent of all cases in every state. That way, we'd have more visibility on what is actually happening with these novel mutations. It will take a while until we reach the needed 70% of Americans vaccinated. Still, now we must develop multivalent vaccines, meaning they can protect against more than one strain of the same disease. Which is a stiff challenge, and some scientists are already concerned . I personally don't think that is the case yet, but our number one priority should be preventing new infections. The vaccines available in the U.S. are sufficient to prevent hospitalizations and deaths — for now. But there's no reason to be sure that it will remain like this forever because the coronavirus is mutating.
Fauci Issues COVID Vaccine Allergy Warning
"What the Pfizer people are saying is that if you have a history of a severe allergic reaction, you should not take this vaccine," said Fauci.In clinical trials, the vaccine was tested on 44,000 people and found to be safe and 95 percent effective. It has been authorized for emergency use and is rolling out to healthcare workers across the country. Pfizer had previously warned that people who've experienced severe allergic reactions, like anaphylaxis—a swelling of the throat that impairs breathing and can be fatal if not treated—may want to avoid it.
Please, Do Not Go To Indoor Gatherings
We have more than people testing positive for the coronavirus every day. That opens a wide array of possibilities for new mutations. I'm afraid that if we don't take measures, we will be in this "opening and closing of businesses" loop for a very long time.
We're not in a place in this pandemic . Allowing people to gather indoors is putting their health at risk. New strains may escape immune response to antibody treatment. Our number one priority, more than vaccinating people, is preventing new cases. We need to avoid new strains, new mutations and do that effectively. We need to stop the spread of the virus, containing new cases. Indoor environments are the easiest way to get the virus; avoid indoors, wear a mask, and once you're able to get a vaccine to go for it.
This virus will multiply and spread, let's stop it. Our chance to get our social life back is to do our part. Mask up, don't share your air.
So follow the public health fundamentals and help end this surge, no matter where you live—wear a , social distance, avoid large crowds, don't go indoors with people you're not sheltering with (especially in bars), practice good hand hygiene, get vaccinated when it becomes available to you, and to protect your life and the lives of others, don't visit any of these .
11 Most "Excruciating" COVID Symptoms
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