Weekly Health Digest: Thanksgiving Food-Comas, Vision Whiteouts, And Cancer Treatment & the Gut Microbiome
New from the @EmoryCSHH News Team: Avoiding the Thanksgiving Food Coma, Vision Whiteouts, And The Gut Microbiome's Role in Cancer Treatment
Should Thanksgiving be canceled? Can the holidays be remote? These are questions we should be asking ourselves as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches. The past months of lockdown and isolation have disrupted our normal patterns of life. We long to see our family and friends again for some much-needed social interactions. However, Covid-19 has forced us rethink what really matters most. Even a simple family gathering can become a tragedy.
Covid-19 can spread easily within enclosed living spaces. Even among people we trust to be careful, the danger still exists. This Thanksgiving holiday, it’s important to consider how important it is for you to celebrate with your family and friends, and if that risk is really worth it. Here are some tips on how to have a safer, but not safe, pandemic Thanksgiving.
Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has put out guidelines for a safe, healthy Thanksgiving. Overall, they recommend celebrating at home with the people you currently live with, however they do have recommendations for gatherings. These guidelines, which you can read in full here, talk about small gatherings, traveling, and what to do before and after gatherings.