Dr. Jeffrey Kopin: What we should know about the Mu COVID variant

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A nurse fills a syringe with Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 at a pop up vaccine clinic in the Arleta neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, August 23, 2021. – The US Food and Drug Administration on August 23, fully approved the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid shot, triggering a new wave of vaccine mandates as the Delta variant batters the country.
Around 52 percent of the American population is fully vaccinated, but health authorities have hit a wall of vaccine hesitant people, impeding the national campaign. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)

Dr. Jeffrey Kopin, chief medical officer for Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, joins guest host Ilyce Glink to talk about the United Center announcing that a proof of vaccination or negative COVID test to attend events, the CDC saying unvaccinated Americans should avoid travel over the Labor Day holiday, what we currently know about breakthrough infections, and what we know about the new COVID variant called ‘MU.’

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