- Year of past OR future Camino
"I know we're all vaccinated, and I'm not going to get Covid, but I'm going to get something."
(Jon Stewart - The Late Show, June 14)
While we've all been living our socially distanced lives, our immune systems haven't been getting their usual workouts. Regions that have lifted restrictions are seeing increases in cases of norovirus and other infections that we think of as "winter" illnesses.
Public health experts say cases of vomiting bug are at higher levels than usual for summer months
What it means - Expect more outbreaks of "winter colds" and other bugs on the Camino this season. Keep your ears open for news of outbreaks and take the appropriate precautions to prevent infection. [In the case of norovirus, that means washing hands with soap and water, for example].
In the interest of "knowing your enemy," here's a Norovirus fact sheet from the CDC