Current Covid Precautions for Transplant Recipients, August 2022
What are other transplant patients currently hearing from their transplant centers for Covid precautions? I know a transplant center is not about to say that you can drop a lot of the precautions, that would put them in a difficult position if a person did and then came down with severe Covid, but I have not heard anything from my transplant center for a while.
I'm feeling we are finally at a point where the risk is fairly similar to the flu. People who are vaccinated can still catch the flu, my niece's son had a severe case of it last year, and people who have comorbidities can still die from the flu so it is now fairly similar to Covid I think. We are still masking everywhere we go and have not eaten indoors at a restaurant yet. We have also avoided close contact with unvaccinated people since if they have been exposed they can carry a higher viral load.
What I am wondering is if those precautions are still a necessity. As cooler weather approaches I would love to be able to dine in restaurants again and to socialize with some relatives who for some reason chose to not get vaccinated.
Who really thought when Covid was declared to be a pandemic that we would still be living with this in August 2022? I knew it would take a while but it has taken much longer than I imagined. They say that's because of the people who did not get vaccinated, but I have no idea.