Diana Finkel, an assistant professor of medicine and director of the Infectious Disease Fellowship Program at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, is available for an interview about how people can reduce their chances of getting sick at holiday gatherings (without eating out).
“Since many infectious people show no symptoms of illness, people who want to avoid getting the disease should try to maintain personal distance of about six feet, wear a mask, and avoid hugs and handshakes, such as elbow bumps.” Alternatives should be used. Ventilating by cracking windows can also help.” , and frequent hand washing can reduce the spread of many diseases.”
“It’s too late for influenza and COVID vaccinations to take effect by Thanksgiving, but getting vaccinated now will help protect you for holiday gatherings in December. Also, to reduce the likelihood that you will make others sick, you should consider getting a COVID test immediately before meeting friends and family who do not live with you.”
“No matter what precautions you take, there is some risk of illness when living with people who do not live with you. Can stay connected through the medium. ,