Dr. Jeffrey Kopin: ‘What we are dealing with right now is a pandemic of the unvaccinated’


CULLMAN, ALABAMA – AUGUST 21: A man wears an ‘UNVACCINATED’ t-shirt ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump’s “Save America” rally at York Family Farms on August 21, 2021 in Cullman, Alabama. With the number of coronavirus cases rising rapidly and no more ICU beds available in Alabama, the host city of Cullman declared a COVID-19-related state of emergency two days before the Trump rally. According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, 67.5% of the state’s population has not been fully vaccinated. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Dr. Jeffrey Kopin, chief medical officer for Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, joins guest host Ilyce Glink to talk about the concern over the rise in COVID-19 cases as kids are returning to school, when children will be likely eligible for vaccines, what we know about booster shots for immunocompromised people, and how most of the people they are seeing in the hospital are unvaccinated. Dr. Kopin also answers listener questions.

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