Back to work, back to school, and back to living. While all of us may not take the COVID-19 vaccine, but we all like the idea of getting back to normal after COVID-19.
All of us who did get the vaccine can breathe a little easier and stop wearing a mask. All of us want things to start getting back to normal after COVID-19. But keep in mind some of us who did not get the vaccine, may stop wearing the mask too.
This back to normal transition is going to take some time, so we may as well get use to it. Although we would like for everyone to get vaccinated not everyone will for one reason or another. If you do not personally know all of the people in your group, you may want to keep a safe distance from them or wear a mask.
The talk is the COVID-19 vaccine is 95% effective against a person getting infected with the virus, while that is comforting to know, that does not mean we will not get the virus. If we have gotten the COVID-19 vaccine I think we should go out and enjoy this summer, just be cautious.
Do not attempt to put down anyone who refuses to take the vaccine, there may be some serious personal reason that prevents us from being vaccinated. We also have to admit just because this vaccine is good for most of us, this vaccine may not be good for everyone.
No two people will have the same reaction from the COVID-19 vaccine, while it may be mild to some of us it may be detrimental to some of us. And some people may have a higher power determining whether they should get vaccinated or not. So, let us take that into consideration when we determine if everyone should get vaccinated.
For the people who work from home or started to work online at home during the pandemic, if you enjoyed working from home and the conditions at home allowed you to be successful in your home job, by all means, if possible, continue to work from home.
For us who are going back to work or who never lost our jobs during the pandemic, let’s just enjoy this time in our lives, after what we have been through whether we lost our job or not. Do not be so sad this August/September when your loving children will return to school full time.
I have noticed most professional and college sporting events are filled to almost 100% capacity, which is good for the people and the economy. Just to be able to go places, whether new places or our regular old places without wearing a mask is something I have longed for.
The Delta variant virus that can cause COVID-19 is beginning to emerge on the scene, it appears if you have already been vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus, you will automatically be protected from the Delta variant. Contact the CDC for further Delta variant information.
Viruses frequently change through transformation, and new variations of a virus are likely to occur. Occasionally new variants appear and disappear. But there are times when new variants live on. Several variants of the virus which causes COVID-19 have been recorded in the United States and internationally during this pandemic.
Variants in the United States
The four major variants in the United States which can cause COVID-19 are:
1. Alpha: This variant was detected in the U S A in December 2020. It was first detected in the U K.
2. Beta: This variant was detected in the U S A in January 2021. It was first detected in South Africa.
3. Delta: This variant was detected in the U S A in March 2021. It was first detected in India (This particular variant is spreading quickly in the U S A at the present time).
4. Gamma: This variant was detected in the U S A in January 2021. It was first detected in Brazil.
These variants seem to spread easier and quicker than other variants.
by: Damita K. | Image: Freepik