If You're Traveling, Don't Leave Home Without These Healthy Essentials
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Now that many of us are traveling again, it's important to be prepared. Masks are required on all public transportation in America, and honestly, people are getting colds and flus left and right at the moment, so anything you can do to stop yourself from getting sick is a good thing (especially with the new Omicron variant). Senior Director of the System-Wide Special Pathogens Program in NYC told POPSUGAR "I think people should be more cautious as they travel for their holiday gatherings. Regardless of the circulating variant, it's always better to be safe than to be sorry. No one wants to be the one who gets infected or experiences a breakthrough infection. Illness is never desirable, nor it is ever convenient".
Hand sanitizer and wipes are an absolute must. When you get to your seat, wipe down everything, then sanitize your hands. Plus, it's always good to have a great hoodie to keep your skin from touching the seat. There's also value in taking a big scarf and wrapping it around you, but only if that scarf is clean. You're going to want to stock up.
— Additional reporting by Haley Lyndes