Don’t go here even if it’s open, says COVID expert

Bernadette Boden-Albala, MPH, DrPH, Director and Founding Dean, University of California, Irvine Program in Public Health states, “We like to look to our neighbors in the east and west, specifically Europe where case numbers are inching up and be on the lookout for any new variants. There have also been reports that we should expect a bad flu season, which will complicate COVID case monitoring since symptoms are similar.” … Dr. Boden-Albala explains, “To prevent severe reactions to COVID and the flu, we need to be vaccinated and take other measures, including hygiene, good sleep, eating well, tracking case counts in your community, and being mindful of spreading the virus.”