Dr. Jeffrey Kopin: ‘I don’t want anyone to lose sleep about some variant you might have read about coming out of India’

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NEW DELHI, INDIA – MAY 04: People receive their Covid-19 vaccines from medical workers at a vaccination centre set up in the classroom of a government school on May 04, 2021 in New Delhi, India. India recorded more than 360,000 coronavirus cases in a day for the 12th day in a row on Monday as the total number of those infected according to Health Ministry data neared 20 million. The real figure could be up to ten times higher, many health experts say, due to a lack of widespread testing or reporting, and only patients who succumbed in hospitals being counted. A new wave of the pandemic has totally overwhelmed the country’s healthcare services and has caused crematoriums to operate day and night as the number of victims continues to spiral out of control. (Photo by Rebecca Conway/Getty Images)

Dr. Jeffrey Kopin, chief medical officer for Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, joins Anna to talk about Mayor Lightfoot saying she wants Chicago to be fully opened by July 4th, the likelihood of the U.S. reaching herd immunity, what we know about the new COVID variants in India, when we will see adolescents authorized to be vaccinated, and if we will see a different form (a pill or spray) of the COVID vaccine down the road.

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