Hey y’all, it’s Auntie Jane and I wanna talk to you about the current state of corona. Ok so, right now there are two major variants in the United States: our old friend Delta and their new bestie, Omicron. At this point in time we know that delta spreads easily across communities and we’re pretty sure that omicron does, too.
Who knew that historical events could somehow be super stressful and boring at the same time? I’m so tired lol. Oh, and speaking of which, I don’t know if you’ve heard this or not but you can totally catch corona and the flu all at once, because … of course you can.
The good news is that we know what to do – you’re already washing your hands, wearing your mask over your nose and mouth, and you’ve even starting sneezing into your elbows. Plus, the vaccine is super helpful too – you might still get covid or spread it to others but it’s much, much easier to shake off if you’re fully vaccinated. Be sure to talk to your local pharmacy about getting your yearly flu booster while you’re there too.
With all that being said, remember that getting sick is never your fault – sometimes you can take every individual measure to protect yourself and others, but because of systemic factors, may find yourself in a high risk position. Be mindful of this and self-care as necessary.
So keep doing your best by looking out for yourself and your community and don’t let your guard down – pretending covid doesn’t exist may feel easier in the moment but failing to take precautions means it continues to be a problem. I know you got this, though. You’re doing great already. I’m rooting for you every step of the way.