We are in a "World of Trouble," says Virus Expert

Darshak Rana

The alarm over the coronavirus has been raised to a new level due to the new Omicron variant.

Several NFL games have been rescheduled due to weather conditions.

Broadway productions are closing down.

There was no audience for Saturday Night Live.

The holiday season is a great time to think about how you can keep safe.

With the help of ABC's This Week and Dr. Anthony Fauci, who is the President's Chief Medical Advisor, you may learn more about how you can keep your family healthy.

Here are some of the most important life-saving tips he offered in the show "This Week."

#1. Remain Safer Over the Holidays

Over the Christmas season, can you travel to see your loved ones who are vaccinated?

Fauci believes that "it's best to avoid gatherings where you don't know the vaccination status of your guests, such as at a party or in an airport."

Some folks are even going the extra mile to get tested. Point-of-care diagnostics, which provide results in as little as 15 minutes, are now much more widely available for use when guests are visiting.

In that case, going ahead and doing so might be a good idea. I believe that if you accomplish these things, you'll be able to enjoy family gatherings, holiday feasts, and other festivities with ease.

Nothing is 100% risk-free, but I believe doing the things I just outlined would reduce the risk enough to allow you to enjoy the holiday.

#2. Preventing Lockdowns

Are there going to be any additional lockdowns in the future?

According to Dr. Fauci's prediction, "if we do the things we're talking about, lockdowns can be avoided."

He added the following: About 50 million people in the country are eligible for vaccination but have not been immunized. There is nothing more frightening than a virus that spreads so quickly and has a high level of vulnerability!

There's a good chance we'll see a huge strain on hospital systems and healthcare professionals in various parts of the country as a result of this.

However. I don't envision lockdowns as we've seen in the past, but I do see the stress on our hospital system as a possibility.

#3. More crisis

Inquiring about his plans for the future, Dr. Fauci said that beyond his 81st birthday, he plans to continue working.

Dr. Fauci remarked, "I'm not going to walk away. We're engaged in a conflict."

To protect yourself and others, use an N95 face mask, avoid huge crowds, stay away from persons you are not sheltering with, and practice basic hand hygiene.

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