Dr. Jeffrey Kopin: ‘Everybody should have a wonderful Thanksgiving, but it’s really important that people exhibit the right kind of caution’


FILE – In this Nov. 29, 2020, file photo, travelers walk through Terminal 3 at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. With some Americans now paying the price for what they did over Thanksgiving, health officials are warning people — begging them, even — not to make the same mistake during the Christmas and New Year’s season. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Dr. Jeffrey Kopin, Chief Medical Officer for Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, joins Anna to talk about the CDC investigating a flu outbreak at the University of Michigan, the importance of staying safe if you are traveling or getting together in big groups over the holidays, the typical symptoms of the Delta variant, more people over 65 having to go to the emergency room to get treated for COVID-19, and why you shouldn’t hesitate getting your annual flu shot.

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