Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, infections have continued to grow worldwide and more and more people are becoming infected with this virus. Although vaccination has managed to control the transmission of the disease and the number of deaths during the last two years, the appearance of new variants has generated new waves of infections. Do you know how to stay healthy before the risk of new waves of infection by coronavirus? Here we tell you.
According to the latest data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of Covid-19 cases has shown an increase during the last weeks of November, so we could be on the verge of a new wave of infections caused by the Omicron BQ.1.1 subvariant.
While this may mean an increased risk of infection, there is really no cause for alarm. As long as you follow every safety guideline from official health agencies, you can stay healthy in the face of the new wave of Coronavirus.
What can I do to stay healthy and avoid getting Covid-19?
There are many ways to stay healthy and avoid getting Covid-19, even during a new wave of infection. First and foremost, make sure you are fully vaccinated.
Note that for this, the CDC advises any of the following doses approved for use in the United States:
- Janssen by Johnson & Johnson (J&J/Janssen) (However, the CDC recommends that the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine only be considered in certain situations, due to safety concerns).
By being fully vaccinated against Covid-19, you will reduce your chances of contracting the virus and, if you are infected by close contact with an infected person, you will significantly reduce the severity of the disease.
Also, remember the day-to-day recommendations:
- Wash your hands constantly.
- Use antibacterial gel.
- Avoid crowded and closed places.
- Use masks.
- Avoid contact with infected or suspected infected people.
- In case of detecting any symptoms of the disease, avoid going out of the house.
By following each of these tips, you will be able to reduce the risk of contracting the virus and stay healthy at all times.
How do you know if you have Covid-19?
While the most common symptoms of the disease from the beginning have been fever and constant cough, with the emergence of new variants, new symptoms have also been detected in patients.
Some of the most common are usually the following:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle aches or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Nasal congestion or discharge
- Nausea or vomiting
Please note that, depending on the severity of the virus, symptoms may vary from one person to another, or may never appear at all. Therefore, it is important to get tested when you feel any symptoms so that the disease can be diagnosed early and appropriate action can be taken.
Get a Covid-19 test today
Have you developed any of the symptoms of Covid-19 in the past few days, have you been in contact with someone who tested positive and are afraid you may have been infected? Our medical team can help you confirm whether you have been infected with Covid-19 by performing a test to help diagnose the disease in the shortest possible time.
At Formé, we offer all types of Covid-19 testing services (PCR, rapid, and antibody). In addition, if you have travel plans, we also have same-day PCR testing available. Call us now at 914-723-4900, or schedule an appointment to get a Covid test with specialists ready to take care of your health.