Whenever you travel, even prior to the coronavirus, you run the risk of encountering new infections. Right now, that risk is heightened since there’s active transmission of COVID-19 in every state of Mexico, as well as most countries around the world.
San Miguel’s Covid-19 epidemic has had a very slow start -- a huge credit to the efforts of our whole community! At this point, however, we have entered a growth phase.
The main message here is that this is NOT the time to relax your precautions.
In our “new normal” world, we hear about antibodies, vaccines, and immunity almost every day, and if you’ve never studied immunology, all of this can be very confusing. Immune systems are complicated, and everyone is different, but anyone can understand the basic mechanisms our bodies use to keep us safe from infections.
As we shift gears now, from “urgency” mode to “new normal”, it’s useful to examine our new habits for ways to make them work for us in the longer term. Among our new habits is mask wearing. When we started wearing masks, we thought they were a short-term thing.