Heat: U.S. battles Covid-19


SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 01: Safeway pharmacist Shahrzad Khoobyari (R) administers a Pfizer COVID-19 booster vaccination into the arm of Chen Knifsend at a vaccination booster shot clinic on October 01, 2021 in San Rafael, California. Marin County opened its first COVID-19 booster shot clinic inside a former Victoria’s Secret store at Northgate Mall. The clinic is giving priority to residents over 75 years old but is open to all ages that are eligible to receive the Pfizer booster. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by JUSTIN SULLIVAN / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

Church bells rang out in Washington, D.C this week as the U.S. COVID-19 death toll surpassed 700-thousand. But, will this stark reality make the 70 million unvaccinated Americans get the shot?

Meanwhile, on Friday U.S. President Joe Biden spoke with Chicago area companies to address the importance of vaccine mandates.

To discuss:

  • William Haseltine is the chair and president of Access Health International.
  • Mike Wagner is Assoc. Professor, Univ. of Wisconsin
  • Dr. Ziyad Al-Aly is Dir. of the Clinical Epidemiology Center, Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care System
  • Georges Benjamin is Executive Director, American Public Health Association

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