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.

Bringing Home Groceries

Early in the pandemic, a lot of us were disinfecting all of our groceries, thinking that because the virus can survive on surfaces for short period of time, maybe we'd get infected by touching our groceries. But now we know a lot more about how COVID-19 spreads, and it is primarily from person-to-person through droplets in the air. The risk from getting it through surfaces — including groceries — is small. The FDA says there is no evidence of food or food packaging being associated with COVID-19 transmission.


Do You Really Need a Booster Vaccine? Here's All You Need to Know

Learn how to continue living while stopping the spread.

We're not where we were last year. COVID-19 continues to spread and mutate, so now we have to figure out how to continuing living while stopping the spread. So here's everything you need to know about how the booster vaccine works, why your body needs it, and who needs it most. Plus, what do you do about the booster if you already had COVID-19? Hear from Drs. Jen Caudle, Peter Hotez and Ashish Jha to get answers to your biggest questions.