When the first COVID-19 vaccines were distributed in the UK in December 2020, the world realized that there was a light at the end of the tunnel. All of the sacrifices made in the previous nine months seemed to be coming to an end.
Dr. Anthony Fauci has advocated for social distancing since the beginning of the pandemic. When it became clear that COVID-19 spread primarily through expelled droplets, he encouraged facial coverings.
Now, Fauci says that the pandemic can get under control by the second half of 2021 if enough people are willing to get vaccinated. That means manufacturers must make the doses widely available, which could take several months.
How to Manage COVID Before the Vaccine
Until you receive the COVID vaccine, Fauci says it is essential for you to continue proactively mitigating your exposure risks. You can accomplish that outcome by following these simple steps.
1. Limit the amount of time you spend with others outside of your household when you cannot be outside.
2. Wear a facial covering whenever you cannot be at least six feet apart from others, including outdoor venues.
4. If you need to leave your home for work or essential supplies, only send one family member to acquire items. Everyone else can stay behin
5. Use your garage, mudroom, foyer, or entryway as an “airlock” to prevent COVID-19 from coming into your home. When someone returns from work or running errands, have the clothing stay in this spot, wear a facial covering upstairs, and take a shower immediately.
6. Don’t share utensils, glasses, dishes, or anything else with other family members.
The backside of 2021 is the target day for a return to normalcy. If we all do our part, Fauci believes that this timeline is realistic.