With the number of cases of the Omicron variant increasing here in the U.S. — and the Delta variant still spreading — many people are wondering if this will be another COVID Christmas or will it be safe to celebrate the season with our loved ones?
According to a report by CNN Health, it seems like celebrating the year-end festivities should be safe provided you are vaccinated (and the people you are with are as well). It cited National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci who said vaccinations have been effective against other coronavirus variants and scientists believe that success may also be seen with Omicron.
For those already vaccinated, Dr. Fauci urged everyone get their COVID booster shot. As he explained, the level of antibodies that increase following a boost is significantly higher than the peak level you get after your second dose of a two-dose vaccine.
Furthermore, health experts already know that COVID boosters are effective against the Delta variant and that is still the dominant strain in this country.
Bottom line: if you have not been vaccinated, get a COVID-19 vaccine to protect you and your loved ones.
And if you were vaccinated, make sure you get a booster shot.
The Seniors Trust is committed to improving the lives of seniors by working to improve Social Security. It wants to see Congress pass the Social Security Expansion Act. This landmark piece of legislation will provide bigger monthly Social Security benefits, establish a more realistic cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for seniors, and guarantee the long-term solvency of the Social Security program.