Editor’s note-As the pandemic is still going on, CNN does not recommend these activities. However, if you want to do this, you can use some methods to reduce the risk. Of course, compared with unvaccinated people, fully vaccinated people have a much lower risk of contracting and spreading coronavirus. CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen recommends that you keep this in mind to decide your event decision.
(CNN)— As summer approaches and more and more people are vaccinated against Covid-19, you may wonder if going to the beach is a safe option.
CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen said: “Even for people who have been fully vaccinated, nothing is 1
The picture shows St Kilda Beach in Dunedin, New Zealand. As the world reopens, traveling to the beach is safer than traveling to indoor destinations.
“We have not yet discovered that (coronavirus) can be transmitted in water,” said Dr. Ada Stewart, a family doctor at the Cooperative Medical Organization in Columbia, South Carolina, and president of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Stewart added that whether you are alone on the beach or vaccinated with family or friends, you can relax in your own area, which helps reduce risk.
Keep yourself-on land and in the water-away from people who don’t live with you. Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated indoor areas.
The coronavirus is usually spread through respiratory droplets during close physical contact, so Wen Jiabao is more worried about “what will happen if people leave the beach and end up in a bar”. Even if people are far away from places like indoor bars and restaurants, wearing a mask is still the best option if you might want to share the air.
For a long beach vacation, plan in advance which snacks, meals and drinks to enjoy there, and where and how to enjoy them. Wen Jiabao said that outdoor restaurants and bars are ideal choices.