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Don't Deliberately Get COVID-19 Just to 'Get It Over With'

Some think that because they're vaccinated, they'd rather contract the coronavirus in order to "boost immunity" — they'll just have "mild" symptoms, right? Wrong. There's no guarantee COVID-19 won't turn into something severe. Plus, what about the long-term health impact and those they could potentially infect, including children and the immunocompromised? Read on for why seeking out the virus is bad and what you need to know about the seriousness of the omicron variant.

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    Why Wanting to Get COVID-19 Is Bad News

    5 reasons you should not deliberately catch Omicron to 'get it over with'
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    5 reasons you should not deliberately catch Omicron to 'get it over with'

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    CNN - By Sandee LaMotte

    (CNN) — The question hung in the air like a bad odor, silencing the small group of fully vaccinated and boosted friends and family at my dinner table. "Why not just get Omicron and get it over with? It's mild, right? And it can boost immunity?" The fully vaccinated, boosted, well-educated friend who …

    No, You Should Not Try to Get Omicron
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    No, You Should Not Try to Get Omicron

    Dr. Jessica Kiss, a family medicine doctor in Southern California, has answered countless questions about COVID-19 under her TikTok handle @AskDrMom during the pandemic. But one of the most surprising came on Jan. 3, which also happened to be a record-breaking day for new U.S. cases: “Should you …

    How Mild is the Omicron Variant?

    Fact check: The theory that SARS-CoV-2 is becoming milder
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    Fact check: The theory that SARS-CoV-2 is becoming milder

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