COVID-19 Prevention: What’s Missing in the Discussion
Get vaccinated. Wear a mask. Wash your hands. Avoid crowds. Practice social distancing. These have been, and continue to be, the main directives from the experts when it comes to COVID-19 prevention. And for the past two years now, news and media outlets have blanketed us with precautionary messaging 24-7. But what’s missing from the discussion on COVID-19 prevention, is the limited attention experts and pundits have given to the importance of health and wellness.
COVID-19 is a virus, and a very serious one, especially if you are immunosuppressed or immunocompromised. Research has shown that if you have a weak immune system, you are not only at a greater risk of contracting COVID-19, but also at a greater risk of becoming very ill. Recent research has also concerningly found that vaccines may not produce antibodies well enough for those with compromised or weakened immune systems. With all of this in mind, I offer the following tips to consider to help you strengthen your immune system to protect against COVID-19.