The Omicron Variant is on the Rise in Washington, What to Know
Covid-19 has changed our lives since 2020, what was supposed to be a 2 week shut down to flatten the curve has turned into two years of Washingtonians dealing with the pandemic.
Since the start, there was talk of variants possibly being a thing we would have to watch out for. Fast-forward to today and there are already two, the Delta variant and now the Omicron variant.
Omicron Variant on the rise
The Omicron variant of Covid-19 is quickly spreading and a lot faster than the basic covid. Washington officials have been shocked by the spread of this virus and are still unsure of all the conditions someone might be in if they catch this version of this virus.
Officials of the state and the country both have stated that getting vaccinated can help your body and immune system fight from contracting it.
Possible Shut Down
Health officials have also stated with the rapid spreading they're worried a heavy wave of the virus may come over the country as soon as January especially with the holidays coming up. The new worry for both officials and civilians around the country are scared of another impending shut down of the virus continues to spread
What you can do to Help Stop the Spread.
The way you can help stop the spread of the new Omicron variant is simple. Follow social distancing rules and give people you don't live with at least 6 feet of space. Getting Vaccinated is also an effective way to help stop the spread, with the vaccines still being effective against variants it can help you and others stay safe. Wearing a mask is also suggested anytime you're around a large group of people inside or outside.
I'm aware the vaccine is still a touchy subject for some, this isn't me telling you to get vaccinated, but if you feel comfortable enough doing so you should. I don't wanna see another shut down just like everyone else, we can do this and stay safe together.
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