NYC Coronavirus Update: Possible Shutdown After Christmas
Updated December 17, 2020: NYC has seen a surge in COVID-19 cases, with a positivity rate of 4.2% last week. NYC could be facing a shutdown shortly after Christmas, according to Mayor de Blasio, if NYC residents don't wear masks, stay home when sick and social distance. There are some restrictions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and avoid a lockdown. These restrictions include a maximum gathering size of 10 people, as well as restaurants and bars to close indoor dining. A total of 42,900 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have arrived so far. New York City expects a total of 465,000 doses in December.
Is Christmas 2020 Canceled?
Christmas is canceled if you cannot host a safe Christmas gathering. In this article, we outline whether or not Christmas 2020 is canceled. Some alternative ideas for a safe Christmas include keeping dinners to only members of your household, have dinner outside, social distancing, keeping windows and doors open, and wearing masks unless eating, in this case, Christmas may not be canceled. In terms of traveling for Christmas, you should analyze your risk and your mode of transportation. If gathering with family members from outside your community, it is advised that everyone quarantines or minimizes contact with other people for the two weeks leading up to Christmas. Some states have holiday COVID guidelines.
When Is Peak Flu Season? COVID-19 & Flu season
In this article, we explain when peak flu season is and how COVID-19 may affect the spread and severity of the flu, also known as when it peaks and ends. Flu season in the U.S. is typically from October until April; however, the national peak of cases typically occurs in the first week of February. However, it is possible that getting COVID-19 can exacerbate the severity of the flu and put a strain on hospital systems. Therefore, it is recommended that everyone over the age of 6 months gets a flu shot before the end of October.
Can You Get COVID-19 Twice? Research On Coronavirus Reinfections
Researchers are currently reporting that it is unlikely that you will get coronavirus twice or become reinfected by COVID-19. However, there have been a couple of anecdotal cases of reinfection where individuals have recovered and then developed symptoms again.
Travel Restrictions In Each State
Due to coronavirus COVID-19, there are travel bans and travel restrictions in multiple states in the U.S. as well as international countries. Many states and countries require a negative test result before entering and you must self-quarantine for 14 days once you return. New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Texas, Orlando, Hawaii.
What Are The Long-Term Side Effects of COVID-19? Respiratory Issues, Fatigue, And More
Long hauler symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, shortness of breath, and fatigue; however, around 40% of people may be asymptomatic. The most common long-term side effects of COVID include respiratory issues, fatigue, heart failure, and neurological issues. Lingering side effects of coronavirus are not extremely common.