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Healthwatch With Dr. Leana Wen: The Vax Rollouts Quicken; COVID And Our Schools; A Fourth Spike?

Dr. Leana Wen
Dr. Leana Wen, who teaches public health at George Washington University, is a columnist for the Washington Post and a medical analyst for CNN.

The public health advocate discusses the latest in the COVID battle, including vaccine "passports" and keeping kids & teachers safe in re-opened schools.

For the continuing coronavirus pandemic, it is the best of times, and it is the worst of times. More than 61 million people have been vaccinated nationwide. Deaths are declining, but the US reports more than 64,000 new COVID cases every day. Yesterday, Maryland recorded the highest number of daily cases and hospitalizations since January, as the number of people who receive vaccines in Maryland has topped 75,000 per day.

Today on Midday, it’s the Midday Healthwatch with Dr. Leana Wen, an emergency physician and former Baltimore City Health Commissioner. Dr. Wen teaches at the George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health. She’s a columnist for the Washington Post and a medical analyst for CNN. She's also the author of a new book, Lifelines: A Doctor's Journey in the Fight for Public Health. It's due to be published in late July and is available for pre-order now.

Dr. Leana Wen takes your questions and comments.
She joins us on Skype.
As Tom mentioned in the program, a special webinar/virtual conversation on "The Black Maternal Health Crisis in the United States" is being hosted this Monday, April 12, from 2-3:30pm, by Promise Heights. Follow these links for more details. For more information on Black Maternal Health Week (April 11-17, 2021), click here.

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Rob is a contributing producer for Midday.