Dr. Jeffrey Kopin breaks down new CDC mask guidance and how concerned we should be about breakthrough COVID cases

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A sign reads “Thank you! For Wearing A Mask,” outside a supermarket in Indian Valley, California, on July 27, 2021. – People vaccinated against Covid-19 in high-risk parts of the US should resume wearing masks indoors, the top health authority said Tuesday, a major shift in coronavirus guidance that underscores the country’s struggle to suppress the Delta variant. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Rochelle Walensky relayed the mask decision in a press call, citing new data that shows that while vaccines remain highly effective, rare breakthrough cases involving Delta have an increased risk of onward transmission. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)

Dr. Jeffrey Kopin, chief medical officer for Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, joins Anna to talk about the CDC announcing new masking guidelines, what we need to know about the Delta variant and breakthrough COVID cases, and why it is extremely important to get vaccinated if you haven’t already.

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