Christmas Under the Haze of the International Epidemic

Christmas is approaching, and the epidemic prevention pressure is huge

During the period, the mutated coronavirus Omi Kiron strain accelerated its spread in the United States, and many epidemic indicators in the United States have rebounded severely. At the same time, as the Christmas holiday approaches, public travel and gathering activities increase, and the difficulty of epidemic prevention and control has further increased. The U.S. Transportation Security Administration predicts that between December 23 and January 3, approximately 21 million people in the United States will travel by air. Public health experts said that the public should be tested for viral nucleic acid before traveling or participating in gatherings, but this poses a huge challenge to testing capabilities and testing resources.

Prevention and control are tightened, and the time is slightly different

In response to the shopping tide that has already emerged, the Slovenian government issued new regulations on epidemic prevention on the 22nd, requiring shops to limit the number of customers from the 23rd, allowing only one customer per 10 square meters to enter. In addition, the country’s 62 vaccination centers extended their working hours from the 19th to the 23rd, and some vaccination centers were open 24 hours a day.

Experts call for scientific response

Experts from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Brazil’s Butantan Institute and other institutions remind the public that effective epidemic prevention measures must be taken during the holidays to ensure the health of themselves and their families, including vaccinations, wearing masks correctly, maintaining social distancing, washing hands frequently, and improving indoor ventilation.

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