2021 has come and gone. With the new year comes an opportunity to reflect on the previous year and look forward. Between the pandemic, supply chain shortages and stoppages, political discourse, and the Olympics, the year has come with challenges as well as benefits. In this blog, we will reflect on the year through a medical lens.
Delta, Omicron, and mask… oh my! COVID-19 and vaccines were a major part of 2021. Thanks to vaccines, 2021 began with renewed hope. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was the first COVID-19 vaccine to get approved and doses began being administered to health care professionals starting in late December 2020. Within the next few months, the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines were approved for emergency use. For more information about the vaccines that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved, explore this information by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). By November, anyone above age 5 became eligible for a vaccine. Even with the vaccination percentage increasing, new variants of COVID-19 spread throughout the world. Boosters were administered as well to increase antibodies in already vaccinated adults to help fight the Omicron variant. Throughout all of it, we have to continuously thank our front line workers, especially medical professionals.
With more people returning to public places, traveling, working in the office, and studying in schools, cases of the flu and colds are rising steadily according to CNN. For Cold FAid, 2021 offered a year of development. Our founder has continued to find new avenues for growth. We want to thank our followers and customers for supporting us!
We, at Cold FAid, wish you a happy new year!