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Amid Proposed Vaccine Plans, NC COVID-19 Hospitalizations Reach An All-Time High

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With more than 2,000 hospitalizations in North Carolina, Gov. Roy Cooper has announced a tentative plan to make Pfizer’s vaccine available to state residents, regardless of health insurance status. While this long-term plan may mitigate future spread, residents are still struggling with how to protect themselves from contracting COVID-19.

Host Anita Rao talks to Lisa Gralinski, assistant professor of epidemiology at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill about how to continue ensuring safety during a new wave of positive cases and hospitalizations.

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