Staying Covid Free
Getting the Covid vaccine reduces the risk of hospitalization and death, but doesn’t eliminate the chance of getting a mild case. Covid will remain a significant health risk until a majority of the population is vaccinated later this year. Meantime, stay safe by avoiding non-essential travel, dining at home, exercising outdoors, shopping on-line, and streaming entertainment. Continue working remotely and maintaining personal hygiene by distancing, hand washing, and masking. Improve indoor air quality at your home and office by ventilating with outdoor air and using UV air cleaners. Check the status of the vaccine rollout in your state and it’s impact on herd immunity. Learn how to get vaccinated in your area by using AARP’s state-by-state directory. Read articles about life after vaccination, Covid’s future as an endemic, and long-term health problems caused by Covid. Consult resources at Covid websites maintained by the CDC, Mayo Clinic, NIH, WebMD, and WHO.