The fourth wave might be stressful, but here are 3 reasons to be optimistic:
1. We’ve learned so much! Through collaboration, innovation and with more resources, scientists have made huge gains (1). We now know so much more about protecting ourselves from this virus.
2. Vaccines! A year ago vaccines seemed far away. Now we have multiple safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines. COVID-19 vaccines protect against severe disease, hospitalization and death – even against the Delta variant (2). 66.81%¹ of people across Canada are now fully vaccinated 🥳 (3)!
3. Layers of protection! Masking, handwashing, social distancing, avoiding indoor and crowded places and improving ventilation – we know these public health measures help keep us safe. The Delta variant is more contagious so layering protection this fall and winter is a good call!
We are not at square one BUT we need to remain vigilant, keep getting folks vaccinated, and following good public health practices.
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Delta is scary, and talk about a fourth wave is stressful. But we aren’t back at square one!— ScienceUpFirst | LaScienceD'abord (@ScienceUpFirst) September 9, 2021
We’ve done this before, & we have tools we can use to protect ourselves. Vaccination, masking, and layering public health measures can help keep us safe this fall. 🧑🤝🧑#ScienceUpFirst pic.twitter.com/Pvvs6rqzxd
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