Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Update

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Close-up medical syringe with a vaccine.

Claudia Pettit, Staff Writer

We will all remember the year Covid-19 took over our normal day lives; the year masks and social distancing became a forced action in order to stay healthy and safe from the sickness called Covid-19. The Coronavirus still follows us into 2021, and days of wearing a mask and staying our distance are becoming normal.

What is the update on Covid-19 testing in 2021?

  • Up to today there has been over 300 million tests for the Coronavirus
  • The Coronavirus has killed over 2.07 million people worldwide
  • Over 97 million people have been infected with Covid-19
  • Health care providers were hoping at least 40% of people are willing to get the Coronavirus vaccine in order to slow Covid-19 down; however that will take time.
  • As of January 21st, 2021, there was a new death toll record of the pandemic. Meaning that there was a world rise in the death toll, showing no sign of the pandemic slowing down anytime soon.

Is there a cure for the Coronavirus?

  • There is now a Covid-19 vaccine which are mostly being given in pharmacies, clinic’s, and by any other health providers.
  • There are two doses of the vaccine, this first dose helps the immune system to fight off Covid-19 and the second dose helps to further your immune system to protect you from Covid-19 for a longer time period.
  • In order to get the vaccine, you have to be at least 3 months clear without the Coronavirus in your immune system and clear of feeling sick.