The 21st Show

COVID update: new boosters, new variant, new cases in Illinois

Woman works while masking.

Woman works while masking.

We discuss what you need to know about the latest COVID-19 variant, BA.2.86, also known as the "Pirola" variant. Plus when we can expect new boosters, and what's happening with COVID cases in Illinois.


Gustavo Caetano-Anolles

Professor of Bioinformatics, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of ACES

Vidya Sundareshan

Professor of Infectious Diseases, Southern Illinois University of Medicine

Medical Advisor, Sangamon County Department of Public Health