Although the measures which have been implemented to help us stay safe are annoying and frustrating, it is essential that we continue to stick to them. What we have seen in recent weeks, in fact since the vaccine was first announced, is people taking a far more relaxed approach to this. Experts like Lisa M Cannon MD have been warning that we still need to take things seriously and to be sure that when we are out and about, that we maintain safe distance between ourselves and others, and that we are using masks and washing our hands regularly, and here is why.
Whether we like it or not, we are in fact at the worst point since the beginning of this pandemic, and the cases are higher than they have ever been. Owing to this it is essential that we are continuing to do all that we can in order to reduce the number of cases and to protect those who are most vulnerable. This is absolutely critical at the current time and hospitals are very quickly filling up.
It was always understood that the virus would mutate and change the way that it attacks the body, and this is exactly what has happened. There is a new strain now and that poses further problems for so many of us. It is critical that we do all that we can to look after ourselves and to look after those who are most vulnerable.
Ultimately the point of these measures is so that you can avoid getting the virus and also to avoid giving it to someone else. It may be that you are asymptomatic but you do have the virus, and this means that you could easily pass it on to others. Through maintaining correct distance and through the use of masks, we can quickly reduce the spread of this nasty virus, at least until we have a solid number of people vaccinated.
To Move On
Ultimately whilst the cases are as high as they are, we will see further lockdown sanctions and that means that none of us can get on with life and enjoy things like we used to. And so if we make sure that we are looking after ourselves when we are out and about, then we can slow the spread, reduce the cases and get out to shops and restaurants once again. The longer that the figures remain as high as they are, the more likely it is that we will be facing a great deal more lockdowns.
This is about protecting yourselves and about protecting those in society who are most vulnerable. The truth is that given what those incredible healthcare staff are doing for us, the very least that we can do is to stay 2 meters away from people and to wear a mask, at least for the short term.
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