COVID-19 Miniseries Episode 72: Mayo Clinic Q&A – Guidelines and Nuances of Wearing a Face Mask
This episode is shared from Mayo Clinic Q&A and was recorded in May, 2021
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Guest: Gregory A. Poland, M.D. (@drgregpoland)
Host: Halena M. Gazelka, M.D. (@hmgazelkamd)
Recent COVID-19 masking guidelines announced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, continue to generate a public conversation.
“The decision about masking needs to be nuanced,” says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group. “Wearing a mask should be based on the risk of infection, the percentage of the population vaccinated, a person’s own immune system, and then the role of vaccine variants with the durability of our immune response.”
In this Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Poland discusses masking guidelines in further detail. Also, he offers an update on COVID-19 vaccine research for children, and he shares positive news about the decreasing numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths.
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