Well being suggestions for you earlier than Thanksgiving Dinner

By | November 24, 2022


WILLIAMSPORT, LYCOMING COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Households throughout the Commonwealth are coming collectively for the Thanksgiving vacation. One native medical skilled is reminding individuals to watch out at giant gatherings to assist restrict the unfold of infectious ailments.

Practically 55 million individuals are anticipated to journey this vacation weekend, in accordance with AAA.

It’s the third Thanksgiving with COVID and Physician Rulul Dalal, Medical Director of Infectious Ailments at UPMC Williamsport says the circumstances aren’t as excessive as in earlier years. Nonetheless, we should always nonetheless be cautious at gatherings.

“Watch out once you’re going to those occasions as a result of you will stumble upon in fact your mother and father, your grandparents, your aged aunt or uncles,” said Dr. Dalal.

One resident says she’s vaccinated and feels ready to rejoice with family members.

“No, I’m not involved as a result of my physician stated it’s okay to journey. If he stated no, I wouldn’t go however I’m excited to go,” stated Bambi Phillips, a Thanksgiving traveler.

She and her husband Mark are on headed to Lancaster for the vacation. He’s additionally not frightened about gathering round others.

“In no way, nope. I simply stay my life the best way I all the time do,” Thanksgiving traveler Mark Phillips stated.

Dr. Dalal suggests protecting three concepts in thoughts.

“The viewers, the place you’re going, what kind of seeing it’s going to be and quantity three is the place did you go earlier than this explicit occasion?” defined Dr. Dalal.

You may also take an at-home COVID take a look at earlier than the gathering and crack a window for air flow.

“An important factor is, it’s higher to be protected than sorry,” Dr. Dalal said.

Dr. Dalal says working towards these well being suggestions can restrict the variety of infectious illness circumstances after the vacations.


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