Delta variant can create dark COVID winter. How to prepare

The Delta variant appears to have slowed down as coronavirus cases have declined. But that doesn’t mean you have to lower your guard for what’s coming in the winter.

Why winter can be dangerous for COVID-19

The number of cases is still high when it comes to coronavirus. And children are so far mostly unvaccinated against COVID-19.

So this is a recipe for a dangerous winter if more people do not get the vaccine, said Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • “We are now heading in the right direction … but with the number of cases still high, we must remain vigilant on our way into the colder, drier winter months,” she told CNN on Wednesday.

How COVID-19 Can Change Your Life This Winter

Doctors have warned that there may be a “twindemi” this winter season as COVID-19 and influenza are mixed together for the first time. Guidelines for social distance and mask rules are limited this winter compared to 2020, so there is a chance that more diseases will spread across the country.

  • “This year, however, we are heading into the flu season with more relaxed restrictions, and the situation will allow for an increased chance of transmitting respiratory diseases,” says Dr. TingTing Wong, an infectious disease specialist in New York, to Fox News. “We saw a similar increase in ‘summer colds’ caused by other viruses (eg RSV, respiratory syncytial virus and rhinoceros virus, etc.) this summer as restrictions were eased and fears are a similar increase in influenza cases this autumn / winter season.”
  • “Bottom line, please get the flu vaccine early!” said Wong.

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