After nearly two years of disruptions to daily life from COVID-19, could the end of the pandemic be on its way?
From March 2020 until now, COVID-19 has impacted nearly every facet of life in America. And now, according to some scientists, we might see a shift in how it disrupts our lives.
NBC News reports that COVID-19 is here to stay. It won’t be eradicated completely, but will be more like the common cold or the flu. With the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, it’s clear that this virus will continue to be part of our everyday lives. And according to researchers, there are a few things that the general population can do to keep COVID-19 from endangering more lives.
- Get vaccinated — Vaccinations and boosters reduce the risk of severe illness
- Wear a mask — Wearing a mask in crowded places can reduce the spread of COVID-19
- Isolate when sick — Even without symptoms, those who test positive should isolate for at least five days
The important thing now is to keep hospitals from becoming overcrowded. One day, the spikes in COVID will be more predictable, and healthcare systems will be better equipped to manage the load. For now, it’s time to trust the science and stay safe.
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