Dr. Michael Bauer: ‘Masks really work, however they take a backseat to vaccination in getting us out of this pandemic’


WILMINGTON, CALIFORNIA – JULY 29: Registered nurse Sue Dillon (L) administers a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Francisco Lozano, as community health worker Jazmine Herrera monitors, at a three-day vaccination clinic at Providence Wilmington Wellness and Activity Center on July 29, 2021 in Wilmington, California. Providence is ramping up vaccination efforts especially among communities of color as COVID-19 cases are escalating across Southern California. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Dr. Michael Bauer, Medical Director at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, joins Anna to talk about the science behind wearing a mask, why he believes kids should wear masks when returning to school, what we know about when we might need a booster shot, and the C.D.C. now saying that fully vaccinated people should get tested after exposure even if they don’t show symptoms.

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