How to get your teens or college-age kids to take omicron seriously

By: | December 20, 2021

And so it begins, another COVID holiday break. If you’ve got teens or college kids at home, they may shrug their shoulders at the idea of taking more precautions amid the rising omicron threat.

“Covid is becoming endemic,” my son told me. “We’re all vaccinated and we’ve just got to live with it.” And he’s not alone. Data from the COVID States Project shows many people have relaxed their behaviors and are taking fewer precautions compared to last spring.

But, if apathy greets omicron at the door, the surge will put lots of people at risk — including older friends and relatives who are vaccinated. So, how best to communicate this to your kids?

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