Has Covid Changed Your Christmas Plans?
With just a few days left before Christmas day, many people in the Lubbock area are either headed out to see family or have family and friends coming to see them. At the same time, the omicron variant of COVID-19 is spreading across the country. Have you changed any of your plans due to the spread of COVID-19?
I found out that some of the people that were supposed to be at our upcoming Christmas events have now come down with Covid. It happened early enough that we are praying it will be over by our events, but it could easily change things. The World Health Organization, or WHO, come out and said it is better for you to change your plans now than to grieve later. They seem adamant that people should not be around each other this Christmas and New Year. At the same time Dr. Fauci is now telling Americans to disinvite friends and family that are not vaccinated. Are you going to ask for vaccine papers at your holiday gatherings?
On the other hand, there is good news coming out about the Omicron variant as well. USA Today has a story coming out of the University of Washington’s School of Medicine that has a new model. This model is showing that 140 million people in the US will get Omicron from January 1st to March 1st, but ninety percent will not even have symptoms. I have also not seen any data that convinces me that staying away from other people has worked in states that have shut down.
My Family and I have decided not to change any plans unless someone is sick with Covid, but we would do the same thing if a family member had the flu. Each family needs to decide for themselves what will work best for them. I hope that everyone enjoys the holiday. Merry Christmas KFYO.