We are halfway through 2021, and finally we are beginning to see mask less faces, semi-crowded restaurants, and friends and family gathering together again. It’s so refreshing to have some semblance of normalcy and, regardless of political or racial dividing lines, the whole nation is united in celebration that 2020 is behind us!
As we once again begin enjoying things that were commonplace before the dreaded “new normal”, it’s important to remember that there is still a long way to go in fully overcoming COVID-19. In fact, in March of 2021, COVID cases rose by 20% across the nation. Even though vaccines are now available to everyone, they aren’t necessarily an instant solution. We have to keep in mind that we don’t yet know whether vaccinated individuals can still spread the virus, and that, regardless, it still takes months for herd immunity to take place.
One effective thing we can still do to keep fighting against the disease is to understand our own risk level and to continue to take precautions accordingly. Although the medical community is attempting to categorize individuals by risk levels, these conclusions are not always accurate.
Fortunately, we can now take a more accurate risk assessment in our own homes and receive results and a detailed report within 5-6 days. Knowing our individual risk levels will help us to continue doing our part to ensure our health for the good.
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