The holidays are a time for getting together with people you don’t normally see on a regular basis. There are family gatherings, parties with friends and work events all vying for your time and attention. After the last couple of years, when socializing was curtailed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it definitely feels good to have a full calendar this year. But one thing you have to keep in mind is that all of this socializing increases your risk of getting sick.
Let’s face it—although we’d love to think the pandemic is over, COVID-19 is here to stay. The omicron variants are helping to fuel the spread of the virus and that leaves many people open to getting infected this holiday season. COVID-19 isn’t the only illness though. The flu and other respiratory illnesses, including the common cold, are commonly spread during this time of year.
So how do you stay illness-free this holiday season while enjoying more freedom to mingle and travel than you have in a long time? Although the tips below can’t guarantee you won’t get sick, they’ll make it more likely you’ll stay healthy.
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