When the United States started taking action to battle a COVID resurgence, it became a patchwork quilt of regulations and restrictions. Each state had a different approach to preventing the coronavirus from spreading over the winter months.
In Europe, the approach was a little different. Most countries adopted temporary rules that would halt the spread of the coronavirus with common-sense decisions.
There were local curfews implemented, alcohol bans, and restrictions on indoor social gatherings.
When the UK recognized that a new variant was more contagious and potentially deadlier, they put in the strictest lockdowns that matched what people experienced in March and April 2020.
We Are in a Race to Vaccinate
Global stories of rising infection rates show how critical the need is for us to find a vaccination protocol that works. Although the UK was the first western nation to start an inoculation program, the rest of Europe fell far short with ordering bottlenecks and global production shortages.
With 1.8 million people dying from COVID-19 in 2020 (and potentially many more who died from undocumented circumstances), we cannot afford to let a resurgence continue.
Each holiday creates a sharp rise in infections and deaths as people gather and the virus spreads. In Thailand, a single outbreak at a seafood market led to a countrywide spread that affected 53 of the 77 provinces.
The coronavirus moves fast. When French police booked hundreds of partygoers at an illegal rave, the risk for more infections was massive.
Even when there are outdoor environments involved, close contact can still create COVID-19 problems. Dozens of infections are directly tied to the January 6 insurgence at the US capitol building, for example, and similar issues have crept up in Europe.
What can you do to ensure that you’re staying in the fight against COVID-19? You can eat healthy foods, take your supplements daily, and keep wearing a mask.