It’s been almost two years since the pandemic hit, yet it seems like COVID-19 will still be joining us in 2022. Solutions to protect against COVID-19, such as vaccines and antiviral pills, are becoming more and more accessible, but as part of the fight against the virus, basic measures such as mask-wearing are more crucial than ever.
We’re heard it time and time again: “Wear your face masks, keep your distance, and stay home when you can.” These are the behaviors that can change the course of COVID-19 for good and bring us closer to herd immunity.
Some U.S. states are now beginning to bring back mask mandates, such as New York, which has required masks in all indoor spaces. Hawaii, Mexico, and Nevada have also followed suit and implemented their own mask-wearing requirements. The World Health Organization further advised vaccinated individuals to return to wearing masks to beat the new Omicron COVID-19 surge.
The importance of wearing a mask cannot be stressed enough, yet there are still individuals who are non-compliant. Each and every one of us can be part of the solution to get people to wear masks and make our surroundings safer than it already is.
We have a role to play to help stop COVID-19 once and for all — and it’s not just to abide by safety measures. Part of our duty is to ensure that others do so too. According to Oregon Health and Science University associate professor, Dr. Esther Choo, we should speak up when we see people around us not wearing masks or abiding by health and safety protocols.
Amid the new COVID-19 surge and the looming threat of the Omicron strain, the priority is to keep everyone safe — and mask-wearing, although the most basic protection measure, can spell the difference between spreading the virus and fighting it.
Masks: Our Most Important Layer of Protection
COVID-19 cases are rapidly rising, with the U.S. topping its daily record of new cases on December 28, 2021. Over 267,000 cases were reported in a day, the majority coming from Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
We are in the midst of a new surge, yet vaccine roll-outs are still relatively slow. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 71 million people eligible to receive their shots have not been vaccinated against COVID-19.
Amid botched mass vaccination efforts, the threat of the new Omicron variant, and the residue of the holiday surge, the best we can do is to go back to the basics — wear masks, even if you are vaccinated.
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