Dr. Jeffrey Kopin on the increase of the COVID-19 Delta variant: ‘Even though it’s more transmissible, our vaccines still are incredibly effective against it and people have to remember that’

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SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – JUNE 18: A senior citizen receives the coronavirus vaccination shot at a vaccination post at UBS ColomboBasic Health Unit on June 18, 2021 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. According to official figures released by the Health Minister, the death toll in Brazil is approaching half a million victims. President Jair Bolsonaro faces a probe as the country undergoes the second-deadliest COVID-19 outbreak outside of the United States. Protests are being held against the Copa America, which is being played in four Brazilian cities amid a surge in cases and deaths. (Photo by Rodrigo Paiva/Getty Images)

Dr. Jeffrey Kopin, chief medical officer for Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, joins Anna to talk about the small amount of COVID-19 patients are in area hospitals, how concerned we should be about the Delta variant, how effective the vaccines have been in protecting people from the Delta variant, and what we know about when we might need a booster shot.

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