A doctor says it’s not yet time to let go of your guard when it comes to COVID-19. While cases seem to be slowing down again, they say we could soon look at another dominant variant and another increase.
Based on the history of the virus, Dr. James Taylor said that unfortunately we could expect another variant in three to four months.
However, there is a plus to this. While the omicron variant was more contagious, Taylor said it caused less lung damage and was not as deadly.
He believes the virus will continue to disappear over the next few years until it resembles something like seasonal flu.
The Omicron variant has become the dominant strain in America, but there are many variants worldwide. Dr. Taylor said most varieties die before they spread throughout the population.
“I’m optimistic. I think things keep getting better. I think our immune system as a society will get stronger and stronger, and this virus will get weaker and weaker. And as we see new ones. variants are formed, they will be shorter in duration and shorter in intensity, ”Taylor said.
You can take preventative measures to protect yourself from getting COVID-19 apart from masking you and getting vaccinated.
Dr. Taylor said that if you have eaten vegetables, fruits and healthy meat, you are already doing so. Eating healthy can protect you from the virus.
Other important preventative measures include keeping your stress level low and getting your doctor to check your vitamin D levels.
Doctor Taylor said people with low vitamin D were reported to have increased hospitalization and deaths due to COVID-19.
While the virus is spreading through the nose and mouth, it is important to focus on your nose and mouth hygiene.
Dr. Taylor said using nasal spray and mouthwash can make you less susceptible.
“I like to use a nasal spray that may have what is called carageenan or xylitol, these are molecules that actually bind virus, and when they bind virus, they do not bind to your mucous membranes. So use a nasal spray, “Having one of these two ingredients can protect you and your mucous membranes from getting COVID in the first place. So psychologically, before I go to church, I take a little nasal spray, and after church I do the same.”
These are good preventative measures to keep in mind if you are planning to travel.
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