The COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the world, as there are almost two million deaths caused by the coronavirus. The US remains by far the most affected country, followed by India, Brazil, Russia, the UK, and so on. A new strain of COVID-19 has emerged in the UK in September, and it’s about 70 percent more contagious than the old variants.
Luckily enough, we all know a lot more about the coronavirus than we knew before when the pandemic started. But even so, the authorities are struggling to offer the best guidelines for the population. Herd immunity should become a reality sooner or later, as the COVID-19 vaccinations are rolling out. But until that moment, we must all take good care of our health and the ones surrounding us.
The CDC releases seven guidelines
As BGR.com writes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a list of seven guidelines that everyone should follow daily to stay safe from the pandemic virus:
- Position yourself at least 6 feet from others.
- Disinfect touched objects and surfaces.
- Sneeze with a tissue or cover your cough, then throw the tissue.
- Wear a mask while in public (except for those who have trouble breathing, incapacitated or unconscious people, those unable to remove the mask without assistance, and children below the age of two years old).
- Wash the hands often.
- Stay home when you’re sick.
- Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands (eyes, nose, mouth).
Vaccination rollouts are happening at a slower rate than expected, not to mention that not everybody wants to get vaccinated. Health officials are hoping to vaccinate 20 million people from the US by the end of January. The CDC also reveals that at least 5.9 million people from the United States have already received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.