The covid-19 variant Omicron is spreading like wildfire. Chances are that you or someone you know has been infected with covid-19 in the past few weeks. What does this mean and what could covid becoming highly infectious mean for the future of this pandemic?
Herd immunity is a concept where resistance to the spread of an infectious disease within a population is based on pre-existing immunity of a high proportion of individuals as a result of previous infection or vaccination. The idea is that if everyone gets infected with this omicron variant then perhaps there could be a new type of herd immunity. Some experts believe that since the virus mutated and so many more people are getting sick if the majority of the population is exposed then there could be a degree of herd immunity.
It is still recommended to take many precautions and avoid getting sick. Firstly, speak with your doctor or medical experts. Secondly, trying to get sick on purpose as some people have proposed can be a very bad idea. Complications arise from many sicknesses and unfortunately, covid is one of them.
As with all health matters getting a professional opinion is key if you have any concerns or questions. Every person is unique which means that every situation is different so talking to professionals will help you be in a better position. Experts will know just how to get the very best care for your needs as well as answer any questions you may have. Best Home Care offers a full menu of home health services, all with the comfort and well-being of your loved one as the central focus. We care for clients from all walks of life, all age groups, and with all types of home health needs. If you have any questions or want more information please reach out to us. Contact us today!