MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — University of Minnesota’s infectious disease expert Dr. Michael Osterholm says the COVID-19 pandemic is just getting started.
During an interview with News Talk 830 WCCO Friday, Osterholm said the pandemic is now in a “fall surge”, and cited college students on campus as one of the reasons.READ MORE: Devon Glover Pleads Guilty To Federal Charges In 2 Armed Robberies
“It’s exactly what we predicted. We knew that bringing college students back to campus would lead to a substantial surge in transmission,” he said.READ MORE: Driver Hurt After Fiery Crash On I-94 In St. Paul
Osterholm also said many more students could get infected in the weeks ahead. He also brought up “pandemic fatigue”, which can lead to more people not wearing masks.MORE NEWS: Next Weather: A Top 10 Weather Day To Kick Off Memorial Day Weekend
According to Osterholm, 90% of the population is still vulnerable to the virus and we’re still in the early days of the pandemic.