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Health experts warned us of a possible post-Thanksgiving surge. Well…that COVID surge is here, and Maryland hospitals are already feeling the impact. Baltimore City’s Health Commissioner gives a spin down on what we now know about omicron. Environmental advocacy groups are gearing up for the 2022 Maryland Legislative session. And a Baltimore task force aims to build a pathway between vulnerable communities and the trauma informed care they need.

Sarah Y. Kim is WYPR’s health and housing reporter. Kim is WYPR's Report for America corps member, and Anthony Brandon Fellow. Kim joined WYPR as a 2020-2021 corps member for Report for America, an initiative of The GroundTruth Project that pairs young journalists with local newsrooms. Now in her second year as an RFA corps member, Kim is based in Baltimore City.