2022-02-17 12:30:30

Back to Normal? Many Immunocompromised People Feel Left Behind as U.S. Lifts Pandemic Measures

As U.S. health guidelines start to loosen as COVID-19 cases fall from record-high levels of infection, we look at how there are still millions of immunocompromised people who face the acute risk of illness and feel they have received little to no guidance on how to stay safe in a prolonged COVID-19 world.

Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer Ed Yong of The Atlantic spoke to immunocompromised people for his new report and says, “While a lot of the world opens up, their world shuts down, and they feel left behind and abandoned by the government, by their friends, by their workplaces.” Yong notes immunocompromised people “want their lives back, too,” but are just asking for structural solutions to help keep them and non-immunocompromised people safe.

 

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