Health experts are warning that the holiday season poses an increased COVID-19 threat to older Americans, who are already one of the most vulnerable demographics. Christine Kistler, MD, associate professor of geriatric and family medicine, identified large gatherings as a key risk factor in the upcoming holiday season that will contribute to an increase in cases.
“I think this idea that testing is going to help make holiday travel safe is really false,” Kistler told The Hill. “Testing is a snapshot. It is a photo, not a movie.”
She added that people may catch the virus a few hours before they get tested, but the test will not register that they have COVID-19, allowing the virus to spread.
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