While many things have been learned about COVID-19, there is still so much that is unknown. In the midst of all this, is the idea of herd immunity, when enough people become immune to a disease to make its spread unlikely. But that theory is looking unlikely based on studies. Dr. Adam Jarrett, chief medical officer at Holy Name, explains what the research says.
Thanksgiving this year poses unique challenges: quarantines and travel guidelines, work policies and outdoor dining recommendations, and managing family members who may approach the coronavirus with varying degrees of caution.
Since reopening last month, local day schools have been diligently trying to maintain safe in-person learning while enforcing guidelines to diminish the spread of COVID-19. With the recent break for the holidays, many feared that increased socializing could lead to a potential uptick of the virus, which would upset the system that schools worked so hard to establish.
Nationwide, COVID-19 cases are on the rise. While not completely unexpected, health officials are warily eyeing the daily totals. Meanwhile, the CDC says a limited number of COVID-19 vaccines should be available before the end of the year.
Many families are divided on COVID-19 with some members taking the utmost caution while others remain more lax. If an in-person Thanksgiving celebration takes place, many are worried about potential infections.