Covid variant prompts experts to warn against extra grocery trips

As new variants of Covid-19 spread nationwide, it’s time to stop going to the grocery store, Vox argues. The headline has generated some blowback on social media—many people can’t outsource their shopping—but the central warning echoes a growing chorus of similar sentiments from public health professionals far and wide. New, more transmissible variants could fuel an unprecedented spread and threaten to overwhelm hospital systems, even as people grow weary of social isolation, and winter weather drives more social interactions indoors. Perhaps comedian Ziwe Fumudoh put it best in a tweet posted Sunday: “I feel like everyone could stand to be 20% more worried about covid than their current base anxiety.” 

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