The 21st Show

COVID is Still Plaguing the World


After the winter omicron wave abated and we entered the pandemic’s third year, restrictions once again eased as people pushed to return to some semblance of “normal.” But now, we’re battling the BA.2.12.1 subvariant of omicron. According to recent data, this variant makes up an estimated 47.5% of COVID-19 cases in the United States. But some people act as if the pandemic has already come to an end.

The 21st was joined by two experts to discuss these changes, the current state of the pandemic that is still very much with us, and what the future hold.


Lori Ann Post, Ph.D. 

Professor and Director • The Buehler Center for Health Policy and Economics

Institute for Global Health • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Dr. Vidya Sundareshan 

Professor and Chief of Infectious Diseases • SIU School of Medicine

Medical Advisor • Sangamon County Department of Public Health


Prepared for web by Zainab Qureshi

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