As Americans ready themselves for the traditional “cold and flu season,” many are wondering if COVID-19 will also get worse this time of the year. The answer?
Let’s go over the reasons why.
- Thanks to the cold weather, people will likely spend more time indoors than outdoors. If a person were to hold a gathering to beat “quarantine fatigue” indoors — where we know the virus can spread more easily — then we could see a surge in COVID-19 cases.
- People are more vulnerable to the common cold and influenza during the winter season. And when you get sick, your immune system is temporarily weakened, making you a likely candidate for other infections, like SARS-CoV-2.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
There are several precautions you can take to avoid COVID-19 (and the flu) during the upcoming winter. First, get a flu shot to reduce your risk of getting the flu. Build a habit of frequently washing your hands to avoid picking up any viruses. Avoid holding gatherings (even if it’s just with friends or family) at home.
And lastly, know when and where to get help in case of emergencies.
We at ALLIANCE Healthcare Partners LLC, a professional provider of Home Health Care in Columbus, Ohio, understand the worry that many of our clients have for the safety and security of their senior loved ones, especially during the upcoming winter season.
Keep your loved one’s health in check — get them Compassionate Caring in Ohio.