3 Pandemic Activities You Don’t Have to Be Afraid Of

Americans have been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic for about a year now — quarantining, social distancing and wearing masks. But there's still a lot of misinformation out there about what's safe and what will put you at risk. Instead of giving in to the hype, focus on what truly keeps you from getting sick. Here are three activities you don't have to be afraid of doing during the pandemic.

Visiting Your Doctor

The CDC says 41% of Americans have avoided or delayed medical care because of the pandemic. But missing checkups and screenings also puts your health at risk. According to the national Cancer Institute, delayed screenings could lead to thousands of cancer-related deaths over the next decade that could have been prevented with early detection.

To keep you protected, many offices are having patients wait in their cars instead of inside and pre-screening patients for COVID-19 before coming in.

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