According to the CDC, COVID-19’s death rate has increased year after year. And from 2021 to 2022, it’s become the third leading cause of death in the United States after heart disease and cancer.
Because gatherings have been spreading grounds for the COVID-19, people are now second-thinking their decisions to attend social events. But many organizers are now requiring their guests to be vaccinated and to wear their masks and there are still ways to keep yourself safe when attending a party or ceremony.
New and more relevant COVID-19 variants are coming to light, namely, BA.4 and BA.5. Both subvariants of Omicron, current predictions point to these two new strains being more transmissible than BA.2 and having the capability to evade immunity from vaccines and prior infection.