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Epidemiologist Michael Osterholm explains what we're getting wrong about COVID-19 in 2022

Respiratory Therapist Nirali Patel works with a COVID-19 patient in the ICU at Rush University Medial Center on Jan. 31, 2022, in Chicago, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Respiratory Therapist Nirali Patel works with a COVID-19 patient in the ICU at Rush University Medial Center on Jan. 31, 2022, in Chicago, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

We’re keeping tabs on what’s happening with the coronavirus and looking ahead to what living with it really means.

After the U.S. was walloped by omicron, COVID-19 cases are now down more than 50% over the past two weeks. Deaths are still high though, with an average of more than 2,400 people losing their lives to the virus each day.

Here & Now‘s Scott Tong and Peter O’Dowd check in with Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research at the University of Minnesota.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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