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Dr. Fauci warns: 'We are going in the wrong direction'
02:47 - Source: CNN

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CNN  — 

As the pandemic drags on, following Covid-19 prevention guidelines can feel like more and more of a challenge.

This kind of fatigue is not unique to pandemic precautions like sticking with social distancing, masking up and keeping your hands washed. With all kinds of health-related behavior changes – including increasing physical activity, eating healthy and decreasing tobacco use – at least half of people relapse within six months.

Think back to the start of April. Much of the United States was under stay-at-home orders. New York City was experiencing close to a thousand Covid-19 deaths a day, and new cases of this previously unknown disease were popping up all over the country.

Coronavirus fears had people either ordering necessities for delivery or rushing through stores as fast as possible, avoiding everyone. When they got home, shoppers wiped down their groceries, vigorously washed hands, maybe even took a shower and changed into clean clothes. People got used to staying home.

Signs reminding the public to practice social distancing and wear a mask on a storefront in Miami, Wednesday, November 4.

Today, there’s still no cure or vaccine for the coronavirus, and infection numbers are on the rise. Almost a quarter of a million Americans have died from Covid-19 and the risk of infection remains. Now is the time to strengthen your resolve and re-devote yourself to prevention measures.