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.
Initial thoughts on Omicron’s high transmissibility attributed it to higher viral loads, similar to the characteristics of the Delta variant. But the results of two studies reveal that Omicron’s transmissibility prowess is not because of a high viral load. Instead, it is due to its immune evasion. The studies point out that Omicron’s mutations have the ability to evade immunity from vaccinations or past infections.