Dr. Chiampas: ‘Masks are not the only solution, masks are a part of the solution, and I think for the near future, having a mask mandate is probably the right one’


CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – AUGUST 04: Citing substantial spread of the Covid-19 virus across the state, Illinois Governor J.B. Prtizker announces a statewide mandate requiring masks be worn in all Illinois public schools, preschool through high school, on August 04, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. Masks will also be required in all long-term care facilities and vaccinations will be required for all state employees at congregate facilities. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Dr. George Chiampas, emergency medicine and sports medicine specialist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, joins Anna to talk about his experience at the Tokyo Olympics, how restrictive the COVID protocols were in Japan, the status of the upcoming Chicago Marathon, his concern over the rise in cases due to the Delta variant, what he thinks of Governor Pritzker’s mask mandate for schools, and what we should know about the new Lambda variant.

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