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Staying Healthy This Winter: 10 Questions, Answered

COVID lingers, flu season is at hand and germs are everywhere. Here’s how you can reduce your risk.

By Jessica Migala, AARP

If there’s one thing we can agree on, it’s that nearly three years of pandemic living has left us sick of sickness. But as sure as fall leads to winter, so will virus season soon be upon us. COVID-19 variants now outnumber Tom Brady’s Super Bowl wins, the flu’s latest model is in the showroom, and more than 200 viruses lurking out there are capable of causing the common cold.

Here’s the thing: You have the power to reduce your risk of getting sick significantly.

What’s important is to start taking the precautions you need today to reduce your risk of getting a cold, the flu and COVID, and make it through the winter healthy and safe. So we called up the experts and pressed them to answer some of your most common questions.

Read more at AARP’s website: Staying Healthy This Winter: 10 Questions Answered (