A COVID-19 Vaccine is on the Way, But Cases will Continue to Surge Until Then
Surges in COVID-19 Cases will Continue, Despite a Vaccine being on the Horizon
With the recent announcement that both Pfizer’s and Moderna’s vaccine trials reveling a 95% effectiveness rate, people around the world are rejoicing. An optimistic attitude is sweeping the world as COVID-19 is set to be eradicated soon. It is absolutely fantastic news to know an effective vaccine is on the way. However, we are still a ways away from having both approval from the FDA and having a rollout plan for the general public. COVID-19 cases are still growing exponentially, even though a vaccine is seemingly just right around the corner. Facility sanitation should still remain at the top of your priority list to reduce potential exposure not only to your employees and clients, but also to your loved ones. Health experts, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, are warning of continued surges in cases during the cold flu season.
Record High Cases Mandate Having the Best Disinfection Solutions
From November 24th to the time of writing this article, there has been an average of around 150,000 new cases of COVID-19 in the United States. Since the beginning of November, COVID-19 hospitalizations have been at an all-time high with no sign of slowing down. The risk of contracting the virus at the workplace has never been higher. There could very well be a chance that someone who was infected has visited your facility. Should this be the case, please read this article from CDC explaining what to do in the event someone at your facility is infected. There are several complex tasks and delicate steps to take to ensure proper sanitation protocol is followed. With our facility solutions, City Wide is more than capable of managing and handling these procedures, to help there be as close to a zero-risk chance of infection as possible
When will the Vaccine be Distributed and Who Gets it First?
According to Dr. Fauci, we need to gain a better understanding of asymptomatic transmission. He is also urging President-Elect. Joe Biden to focus on an “efficient and equitable way” of distributing vaccines. Fauci says it is likely health care workers and first responders will be the first to receive the vaccine. He says it is almost certain this portion of the population will begin to be vaccinated before the end of December. However, distribution will continue to be cyclical. Hopefully, more and more individuals become vaccinated as the year goes on. Although Dr. Fauci remains optimistic, as he predicts we should be able to see full sports arenas by the end of 2021, COVID-19 will not be eradicated overnight. It seems even though individuals are continuously vaccinated, cases of the virus will still persist in 2021, meaning COVID-19 Disinfection Services are still needed. You can learn more about the COVID-19 Disinfection services we manage here.
New Cases of Covid-19 will Continue to Rise through the Winter
CDC and other health experts have concluded family gatherings for the holidays are likely to contribute to the spread of the virus. If you have any intentions of traveling for the holidays, it is recommended to self-isolate yourself when you return home. With colder weather on its way, and being in a house with others for the holidays, potential mutual spreading can occur. For facilities that use HVAC systems, do not deactivate central HVAC systems. These systems have great filtration capabilities and introduce fresh air from the outside.
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