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Other Diseases Did Not Rest During COVID-19

Other Diseases Did Not Rest During COVID-19

The COVID-19 response is the largest in CDC history. But the virus that causes COVID-19 wasn’t the only infectious disease that CDC responded to last year. Diseases like those caused by the Marburg virus and antibiotic-resistant bacteria didn’t go away because of the pandemic. The National Center for Emerging and

Stay Informed: How Scales Help Us Describe Disasters

Stay Informed: How Scales Help Us Describe Disasters

Last year’s Atlantic hurricane season was record-breaking. There were 30 named storms during the 2020 season. Thirteen of those became hurricanes (top winds of 74 mph or greater). Six of those reached Category 3 or higher.(1) Hurricanes are categorized using the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Other scales are used by

Places Please: Get Better Prepared by Getting Organized

Places Please: Get Better Prepared by Getting Organized

January is Get Organized Month. A new year is a popular time to make resolutions, like to get more exercise or quit tobacco. Another common one is to get organized. Getting organized can help you prepare for emergencies and stay calm in stressful and time-sensitive situations, like an evacuation. Here

In Case You Missed It: Top Posts of 2020

In Case You Missed It: Top Posts of 2020

Most of us were ready to say goodbye and even good riddance to 2020. It is a year that no one will soon forget for obvious reasons, like the COVID-19 pandemic and a record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season, and lesser-known ones—did you know that California and Colorado experienced the largest wildfires

5 Good Reasons to Get a Flu Vaccine This Season

5 Good Reasons to Get a Flu Vaccine This Season

The National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is a national awareness week focused on highlighting the importance of influenza vaccination. As flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 can spread this season, getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever. Here are five reasons why you should: 1. Helps

COVID-19 ADVICES

Wear a mask, get COVID-19 vaccine, stay at least 6 feet apart, avoid crowds, and wash your hands to protect against COVID-19.

 

It’s critical to keep taking precautions to prevent COVID-19. Use masks to slow the spread.
COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick. Based on what we know about COVID-19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic.
We’re still learning how vaccines will affect the spread of COVID-19. After you’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you should keep taking precautions in public places like wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart from others, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces until we know more.

For more information, Please refer to the CDC.