In this time of pandemic we often hear reference to higher-risk individuals. These are people who have are more likely to have poor outcomes from the virus because of poor immunity, lack of vaccination or medical vulnerability.
As it happens there are a very large number of us falling into these categories.
For instance, those over 60 are at increased risk, as are pregnant women and those with Down syndrome. People with chronic conditions like asthma, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure are all at greater risk. As are all of us who are overweight! Anyone who is not vaccinated at least twice should certainly avoid contageon.
In the meantime, it is sensible for all of us, even those not medically compromised, to do our best to avoid spreading COVID-19. Avoid crowding, get a booster, wash your hands and wear a mask while indoors.