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Letters to the Editor- Stay Healthy for 2021

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2020 has been quite a year: devastating fires (e.g., Valley Fire), violent protests and a record-breaking heat wave.
What about the COVID-19 virus?
A light shone in early November 2020: Pfizer made a 90% effective vaccine for COVID-19.
Don’t throw away the masks just yet! Vaccines go through safety tests which can take years and it will not be available to everyone overnight.
A virus did not damage my gait, hearing and speech; a drunken driver hit me in 1992. I teach people to not drive drunk. My teaching continues.
Prevent getting and spreading the virus until this vaccine becomes available:

  • Celebrate holidays with few people. Preferably, those you live with.
  • Use digital platforms (like Zoom) or postage mail to connect with others.
  • Watch religious services on TV or online. Gatherings can spread the virus causing illness or death.
  • Limit physical interactions with others. Wear a mask in populated areas and stay 6 feet away from others.
  • Avoid heavy drinking. If intoxicated, you are more likely to behave in ways that promote the spread of the virus and even drive drunk.
  • Hand washing is your best line of defense.

 
Lori Martin
 

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Letters to the Editor- Stay Healthy for 2021