With two effective vaccines currently in development, we're beginning to see some light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel.
But widespread vaccination may still take a while: Even more optimistic timetables suggest it could take months to implement distribution, while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate it may be mid-to-late 2021 before the vaccines are widely available.
Meanwhile, as coronavirus cases continue to rise in all 50 states, we're heading into what some have dubbed a "dark winter." To stay safe, vigilant, and healthy, it's absolutely crucial to observe CDC guidelines: wearing masks, washing your hands, and avoiding close contact with others. But keeping your immune system healthy can go a long way, too, especially with flu-season on the horizon.
To help you maximize your health this winter, we've created this guide to what you can do to boost your immune system.
For the first time since the pandemic began back in March, we some idea of when the coronavirus might be behind us. But vaccine distribution takes a while, so that won't happen immediately. In the meantime, wearing a mask and using our tips to boost your immune system are the best bet for keeping yourself and others safe and healthy this winter.
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