A 62-year-old male asked:

Good morning doctors. is covid still a concern, at least in new york city & the 5 boroughs? should people still continue to wear masks? you don't hear about covid concerns any longer. how should one proceed? i am vaccinated and boosted?

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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
If you do not have significant underlying diseases, covid-19 infection with the new variants is no longer life threatening and its severity is not different from flu or a bad cold. You can wear mass if you want to but universal mask is not a good policy at this present time. You should not worry too much but you should still stay away from people with an active upper viral infection if possible.
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Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
Mutations are here now, B.1.1. and B.1.1.2. have been detected in this area. Wear a mask in crowds, or unknown areas, even if vaccinated and boosted. You can still be subjected to this new strain, with a milder outcome, but being positive will keep you out of your everyday environment.
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