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COVID-19 resurgence posing renewed risks to Bay Area

Dr. Peter Chin-Hong
Dr. Peter Chin-Hong
Dr. Peter Chin-Hong

Last week, some Bay Area hospitals resumed their masking requirements for doctors, nurses and other staff, yet another indication of a recent increase in COVID-19 infections.

Do newly-discovered variants of the virus pose a major threat to the public in general, or just to certain populations groups? Could we see a return to public masking mandates?

In this interview, Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, professor at UCSF's Health Division of Infectious Diseases, talks about the continuing threat posed by COVID-19.

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This interview aired in the August 30, 2023 episode of Crosscurrents.

Sunni M. Khalid is a veteran of more than 40 years in journalism, having worked in print, radio, television, and web journalism.