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"Tips for Minimizing Virus Risk at Holiday Gatherings"

USA Today quoted Dr. Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology and the Gordon-Levin Endowed Chair in Infectious Diseases and Public Health, about how to reduce the risk of transmission at holiday gatherings

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

The emergence of the latest variant of the coronavirus, the fast-spreading Omicron, has raised questions about the wisdom of holding or attending holiday gatherings, even among the vaccinated.

Though Delta remains the dominant variant in the U.S. and is chiefly responsible for the current surge in cases and hospitalizations, Omicron is making inroads and appears more capable of piercing vaccine-induced protection.

Dr. Anne Rimoin, a professor of epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, offers several tips for reducing virus risk at social events: