The latest COVID Variant Omicron is on the rise and with U.S. documented cases going from 3 states to 20 states in a little over a week’s time, this recent spread is no laughing matter. With some cases even reported having no recent travel abroad, community spread is a likely and reasonable fear. Despite the restrictions, the virus has been found in a half-dozen European countries, including the United Kingdom, as well as Australia, Israel, and Hong Kong, to name a few. Already, Omicron accounts for most of the 2,300 new daily cases in the province of Gauteng, South Africa, and is causing many more travel bans daily.
And just like that, we find ourselves back facing the mindset of 2020, full of uncertainly and making moves day by day all over again. Remember, this is exactly how it began in 2020, travel bans! Once those bans were lifted, things seemed semi-normal, but here we go again. It’s time to get serious about doing the things we have slacked on, like getting back to using sanitizer religiously! So, click here and grab any Beauty Kitchen sanitizer, any size, for 50% off while supplies last.
The Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 is the latest strain of the coronavirus to be designated a “variant of concern” by the World Health Organization: more and more countries are reporting cases, and it has an unusual combination of mutations that may enable it to spread faster, although we have heard different reports that it may be less intense as COVID-19, but who knows. Fatigue and high pulse are among “unusual” symptoms of the new variant so maybe it’s time to get a blood pressure monitor as well. Current US states affected are: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin.
All jokes aside, these are crazy times we are living in, and we have to be careful every day. Nothing will ever really be normal again, but we can stay protected and smart!
Check out this Omicron case tracker to stay up to date with its local and global impact.
Stay Safe everyone!