Dr. Osterholm: Loosening COVID Restrictions And UK Variant 'Are Going To Collide'A leading epidemiologist from the University of Minnesota says he believes the United States is in a fourth wave of a COVID-19 surge.
Dr. Michael Osterholm: Relaxing COVID Restrictions As Cases Climb Is Like 'Dismissing Gravity'Minnesota health leaders say one variant is taking over. Up to 60% of the state's infections are now the variant B117, first discovered in the United Kingdom.
Osterholm Endorses Delaying 2nd COVID Vaccine Doses To Get More People Their 1st OneDr. Michael Osterholm spoke before the Minnesota House Health Committee yesterday when he made comments on the vaccine process.
Expert: Spring Break Travel Will Likely Lead To Wave Of COVID Variant InfectionsHealth experts say spring break is when we could see a wave of infections from the COVID-19 variant that recently arrived in Minnesota from the United Kingdom.
State, With Support From Epidemiologist Osterholm, Requests Delay Of George Floyd TrialsThe State of Minnesota is once again requesting a delay in the trials for the former officers involved in the death of George Floyd.
U Of M's Michael Osterholm Tapped For Biden's COVID-19 Task ForceA University of Minnesota professor and infectious disease expert will be advising President-Elect Joe Biden as he prepares to take on COVID-19 while in the White House.
As COVID Vaccine Trials Set To Start In Minnesota, Some Experts Doubt Safe Drug Will Be Ready By NovemberThe federal government says we could have a COVID-19 vaccine in about eight weeks, but some Minnesotans could get one as soon as Thursday.
What Exactly Does The COVID-19 Positivity Rate Tell Us?The positivity rate -- the percentage of positive cases among those who are tested -- is one of the main metrics the Minnesota Department of Health uses to determine what should open or be dialed back.
Dr. Michael Osterholm On Pandemic: 'We Have An Incredible Journey Ahead Of Us Yet'COVID-19 cases are down in Minnesota and Wisconsin, but they are skyrocketing in other parts of the country.
Coronavirus Update: Researchers Warn Of Critical Drug Shortages If Supply Chain Info Isn't Made PublicInfectious disease researchers at the University of Minnesota are urging pharmaceutical companies to be transparent about their supply chains as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic could lead to shortages of critical drugs.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: WCCO Viewers' Biggest COVID-19 Questions, AnsweredAre cases just ramping up? How concerned should we be about packages? Will the virus mutate and change?
Minnesota Disease Expert Says Coronavirus Spread Unlikely But Would Have High ConsequenceThe deadly virus that is shutting down entire cities and crippling travel on the lunar new year holiday weekend has made its way to the U.S.
Good Question: Why Isn't There An Ebola Vaccine?Good question: When will and Ebola vaccine arrive?
Good Question: When Is The Best Time To Get The Flu Shot?All across the state, workplaces, doctors’ offices and drug stores have been offering the flu shot. For years, the Centers for Disease Control and Minnesota Department of Health have recommended people get vaccinated as soon as the vaccine is available, which is generally the middle to end of September.
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