sbgrace Posted September 24, 2021 Share Posted September 24, 2021 I would love some input into my family situation: We live in a low vax, largely anti-mask area. My community is currently declining from our worst wave of infections. My question: My teens are the only ones indoor masking in most of their activies and social situations. Both would like to stop masking soon. Should I just tell them it's fine to stop when they are ready or in whatever situations they want and assume we may get infected? My thought is that, given this is going to just continue, we will get infected at some point. Maybe it's better to get it sooner--closer to our vaccines and grandparent boosters--than later? Essentially--given relatively low risk and that this is going to be endemic, is it time to give up? Risk background: My immediate family is vaccinated, with 2nd doses in April. My parents and in laws all received the Pfizer booster shot last week--so soon I no longer have to worry as much about infecting them, which has been my largest worry in this whole thing. My husband and I are late 40's but with no known risk factors for severe outcomes-though I'm unclear on how much vaccines protect us from long covid. One son I worry infection might aggravate his anxiety. I'm not sure booster doses will even be wise in teens given the myocarditis risk. I don't expect to be offered boosters soon anyway. We have a long planned (rescheduled last year) vacation to the Grand Canyon coming up in December. I would hate to get COVID during that trip. I would really appreciate thoughts. WWYD Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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