The delta variant is now the dominant COVID-19 strain in the U.S.
Many states in the South, such as Missouri, are dealing with a surge of hospitalizations because of the highly contagious variant. They also have some of the lowest vaccination rates in the country.
Minnesota, where 67.4 percent of those 16 and up have received at least one dose of the vaccine, has dodged a delta variant wave so far. But the state Department of Health says renewed diligence is needed and the surge we’re seeing elsewhere should prompt any unvaccinated individuals to get the vaccine.
Tuesday, guest host Catharine Richert talked about all that and more with Minnesota’s leading health experts.
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In addition to being live on the radio, we also carried the show live on Facebook.
Jan Malcolm is the commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Health.
Kris Ehresmann is the director of the Minnesota Department of Health’s Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention and Control Division.
To listen to the full conversation you can use the audio player above.
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