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.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified 10 early cases of people with prior COVID-19 infections who were consequently reinfected with Omicron. This finding raises questions about how long super immunity lasts.
Several U.S. states are also beginning to switch from a crisis mentality to a more forward-thinking endemic approach to managing and living with COVID-19. Spearheaded by California’s S.M.A.R.T.E.R. strategy, Colorado is also following suit, announcing its own road map to move past a COVID-19 emergency response.
The United Kingdom’s Office of National Statistics (ONS) has released the nation’s COVID-19 data, which sheds more light on the long COVID phenomenon. 1.33 million people who were previously infected with COVID-19 reported lingering symptoms at least a year after infection. This accounts for roughly 2.1% of the U.K.’s population, with 1 in 48 people experiencing long COVID.