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Tuscaloosa physician Dr. Ramesh Peramsetty says we should be protecting ourselves from the highly contagious Omicron variant by wearing the right mask. Many of us are not wearing the proper mask. The proper mask is the N95 or the KN95 for healthcare workers. These masks are available at Amazon.com. They have a closer fit to the face which means a better seal and more protection.

Omicron is raging across the nation. Tuscaloosa County reports a 688% increase from the average two weeks ago. The symptoms do tend to be mild.

Dr. Peramsetty reports that about 48% of the population in Alabama is vaccinated. Alabama is the third least vaccinated state in the US.

Covid/Omicron testing and treatment is available from Dr. Peramsetty at his Crimson Care locations. Info at www.crimsoncare.com.

When your kids need care go to First Kids Urgent Care. After hours, in-house labs, & pharmacy. Located at 1251 McFarland Blvd, NE Tuscaloosa.

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