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AHA points an announcement urging people and companies to stick to COVID-19 security protocols

March 06, 2021

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The American Heart Association released a statement calling for pandemic safety protocols to continue despite the introduction of the vaccine and lifting of COVID-19 restrictions.

The AHA stated in a press release that the following statement reflected its views:

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“The health and safety of people and their families has always been a top priority for the American Heart Association.

“While progress is being made in responding to the pandemic – in terms of decreasing the number of new infections and accelerating the number of vaccinations being administered – the situation in the US and elsewhere is still very serious, with more than 28 million cases and more than 513,000 deaths in the US alone as of March 2, 2021. The vaccinations are going more slowly than everyone had hoped. There are still tens of thousands of new cases every day and many people suffer from difficult long-term effects after “recovering” from COVID-19 in the past. People with underlying health conditions, including our heart and stroke survivors, as well as people with heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity, are among those at highest risk for complications and death from COVID-19. The pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the country in urban, suburban and rural areas, affecting far too many individuals and families, and disproportionately affecting color communities, historically underserved neighborhoods and key workforces. These are the facts.

“To protect yourself and those around you, we urge everyone to take personal responsibility and continue to follow the 3W scientific and fact-based recommendations to slow the spread of the virus. Primarily, wear a mask, keep your distance (social distance at least 6 feet), and wash your hands (or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available). We urge everyone to have a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it is available to keep themselves, their families and their communities healthy and safe. We also urge states, cities, towns and businesses to listen to public health experts, support the science-based recommendations proven to save lives, and continue to uphold COVID safety measures, including wearing masks and social distancing, until Most Americans did this their chance to get the vaccine. These efforts will stop the spread and allow us all to return to normal.

“Together with our medical experts and community leaders, the American Heart Association will continue the hard work to end this pandemic. This is in line with our mission to be a relentless force for longer, healthier lives.”

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