Dr. Jeffrey Kopin: How concerned should we be about the COVID-19 Delta variant?

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A woman waits at a bus stop byt a sign warning members of the public about a “Coronavirus variant of concern’ in Hounslow, west London on June 1, 2021. – A rise in cases of the Delta Covid-19 variant, first identified in India, could “pose serious disruption” to Britain’s reopening plans, Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned last week. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP) (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Dr. Jeffrey Kopin, chief medical officer for Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, joins Anna to talk about the significant drop in COVID cases in Illinois, when we might see younger children eligible to receive COVID vaccines, what we know about the dangerous Delta variant and how that will become the dominant variant, the safety of the COVID vaccines, and if should you still get the vaccine if you recently had COVID.

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