What to do if you now get Covid-19

What actions to take if you get covid-19 at this time


R. Gelfenstein, Two years after the pandemic, many do not know what to do after testing positive for Covid-19. Should they self-isolate and, if so, for how long? How important is it to see a doctor? What therapies are available and who is eligible?

"First, we are dealing with an extremely contagious subvariant. The original variant of Omicron was already more contagious than Delta and previous variants. So we had BA.2, a subvariant of Omicron that was more contagious than 'Omicron, and now we have a branch of BA.2, called BA.2.1.21, which seems to be even more transmissible." Dr. Leana Wen Emergency Physician and Professor of Health Policy and Management at the School of Public Health at George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health

A more transmissible variant means that activities we once thought were relatively safe are now riskier. This does not mean that we should avoid all activities, but that people who were previously very cautious can now become infected due to the contagiousness of this subvariant. In addition, people previously infected with Omicron have some degree of protection against this new subvariant.

The day you are positive is day zero. You must be isolated from others for five days. This means not being in the same room of the house with the people you live with and not going to work in person.

The CDC says that after the fifth day of isolation, if you don't have a fever and your symptoms improve, you can go to public places like grocery stores, work, and school, as long as you wear a proper mask. . at any time.

Also, I want to warn you that the CDC does not say that after 5 years you can freely associate with your family and the people in your household. It can still be contagious. The CDC says you should always mask other people on days 6 to 10. This includes not having dinner with the people you live with indoors on those days.

It is strongly recommended that people talk to their doctor before they get sick to have a plan.

Let's talk about the main purpose of vaccination. The most important reason is to reduce the risk of serious illness and prevent infected people from being hospitalized and dying. That's why it's so important to keep up with your vaccinations.

Vaccination also reduces the risk of infection, but this risk still exists. For people looking to further reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19, other precautions remain important, including wearing an N95 mask or equivalent in enclosed public places.

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