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COVID-19: Can The US Keep Variants In Check? Why Are Hospitals Low On Oxygen? Plus Vaccine Updates




People with appointments stand in line to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site at Lincoln Park in East Los Angeles amid eased lockdown restrictions on January 28, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
People with appointments stand in line to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site at Lincoln Park in East Los Angeles amid eased lockdown restrictions on January 28, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
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In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, host Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Dean Blumberg from UC Davis Children’s Hospital. We also check in with a public health correspondent to break down where the various covid variants stand and what it will take to keep them at bay in the U.S. 

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Guests: 

Anna Maria Barry-Jester, senior public health correspondent at Kaiser Health News, her recent piece is titled, “Can the US Keep Covid Variants in Check? Here’s What it Takes;” she tweets @annabarryjester

Dean Blumberg, M.D., professor of medicine and chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at UC Davis Children’s Hospital