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Omicron and the continuing inequity of coronavirus care

People wait in line for Covid-19 vaccination, Baltimore. Credit: Melissa Gerr

The Covid-19 omicron variant has thrown the U.S. into another wave of confusion -- how to mask, when and how to test, when to isolate.

Dr. Zackary Berger, a physician at Johns Hopkins and Catholic Charities ‘Esperanza Health Services Clinic,’ shares his thoughts about the current surge in infections … and also the ways in which he sees the pandemic further exposing inequities in access to health care:

“Be better, behave better, wear masks better, be more careful. Sure, I’m a doctor and I tell people to be careful. But I also tell people to recognize when things are larger than them and we should organize to make those things better.” 

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Melissa Gerr is a producer for On the Record. She started in public media at Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minn., where she is from, and then worked as a field producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland. She made the jump to audio-lover in Baltimore as a digital media editor at Mid-Atlantic Media and Laureate Education, Inc. and as a field producer for "Out of the Blocks." Her beat is typically the off-beat with an emphasis on science, culture and things that make you say, 'Wait, what?'