The COVID-19 pandemic is raging out of control, with the number of infections, hospitalizations, and deaths increasing on a daily basis. In the latest weekly report from the White House Coronavirus Task Force, the team of health experts — which includes Dr. Deborah Birx and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease experts — warn that the risk of infection has never been higher. However, if you want to minimize your risk of becoming infected or spreading the virus to others, they reveal the one place you should avoid. Read on, and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss these Sure Signs You’ve Already Had Coronavirus.
The Task Force Warns People Against Going Into Indoor Spaces
“The COVID risk to all Americans is at a historic high,” the November 29 report states, grimly revealing that the number of daily cases is over seven times as high as it was in early summer, while hospitalizations are three times higher and deaths have doubled.
“The national daily COVID incidence after Memorial Day, but before the summer surge, was fewer than 25,000 new cases/day and is now more than 180,000 new cases/day; COVID inpatients then were fewer than 30,000 but are now more than 90,000; fatalities have more than doubled,” the report reads. “We are in a very dangerous place due to the current, extremely high COVID baseline and limited hospital capacity; a further post-Thanksgiving surge will compromise COVID patient care, as well as medical care overall.”
They also warned the type of places that should be avoided at all costs – especially for those who fall into higher risk categories. “It must be made clear that if you are over 65 or have significant health conditions, you should not enter any indoor public spaces where anyone is unmasked due to the immediate risk to your health; you should have groceries and medications delivered,” the report states.
You Should Assume You Became Infected If You Did This Last Week
Additionally, urged anyone who was exposed to people living outside of their households over the holidays, to avoid contact with anyone.
“If you are under 40, you need to assume you became infected during the Thanksgiving period if you gathered beyond your immediate household. Most likely, you will not have symptoms; however, you are dangerous to others and you must isolate away from anyone at increased risk for severe disease and get tested immediately,” they explain. “If you are over 65 or have significant medical conditions and you gathered outside of your immediate household, you are at a significant risk for serious COVID infection; if you develop any symptoms, you must be tested immediately as the majority of therapeutics work best early in infection.” So do so, and to get through this pandemic at your healthiest, don’t miss these 35 Places You’re Most Likely to Catch COVID.