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For a several months, it appeared like COVID-19 was retreating in the United States. But scenarios are climbing throughout the place yet again. Nonetheless, general public wellness leaders are signaling that the U.S. is turning another corner in this pandemic, and that ongoing COVID surges might just be section of the new typical.
NPR Science correspondent Michaeleen Doucleff experiences on what the new Omicron variant could have in retailer for the U.S. in coming weeks and months, and what researchers know about Americans’ COVID immunity.
Andy Slavitt, former senior advisor to President Joe Biden on COVID, clarifies what the “endemic period” could glance like.
In collaborating locations, you will also hear a local information section to help you make sense of what is actually heading on in your community.
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This episode was created by Mallory Yu, Jason Fuller and Elena Burnett. It was edited by Ashley Brown, Vikki Valentine, Patrick Jarenwattananon and Courtney Dorning. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.