The introduction of multiple versions of a highly effective Coronavirus vaccine has given people around the world hope that life may soon get back to normal. But it is crucial people don’t let down their guard and abandon all protective measures post-vaccine.
According to a recent New York Times article, while the new vaccines have shown great success in preventing recipients from getting sick from COVID-19, it is still unknown whether the vaccines can prevent people from carrying the virus and spreading it to others. For that reason, they say everyone should continue to follow measures such as wearing masks and social distancing.
Additionally, the vaccine’s roll-out is taking longer than initially predicted – it could be months before everyone who wants a vaccine gets one. Unfortunately, even after that point, there will still be many people who will choose not to get vaccinated. They will continue to be vulnerable to infection until the virus (hopefully) starts to wane.
Even assuming that COVID-19 eventually goes away or appears only sporadically, numerous experts warn that we have not experienced our last pandemic. Scientists report that the pace of pandemics is accelerating rapidly, so it is essential to be prepared for whatever comes next.
In the meantime, there are still a host of infectious illnesses such as the flu that can prove deadly, especially for vulnerable populations. An estimated 22,000 Americans died from the flu during the 2019-2020 influenza season. While that number pales in comparison to the 300,000+ who’ve died from COVID (as of Jan 2021), people have come to expect and demand that businesses prioritize their health and safety.
Even when the pandemic gets under control, it will likely take a while for some people to feel confident in public environments again. Keeping protective measures in place like temperature screenings will help reassure the public that they are safe to go out and shop, work, dine, and resume normal activities again.
Those who’ve invested in the DeCurtis Shield™, an automated kiosk that accurately performs a temperature screening in less than one second, can rest assured that their investment will be relevant and add value to their business for years to come. As for those considering implementing DeCurtis Shield™ to protect their customers, employees, and patrons, it is not too late. This scalable health and safety solution can not only help secure any indoor environment, but it can also be used to gather data, identify those who have been screened, and utilize real-time location tracking to address potential outbreaks, assess risks, and assist with contact tracing.
If your business is looking for protective measures post-vaccine to protect your employees and customers now and in the future, we would be pleased to help. Visit our website or contact us today to schedule a conversation.