• 11-17-2021 Media Only News Briefing: COVID-19 questions about natural immunity, boosters, breakthrough cases and the holidays

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On Wednesday, Nov. 17, Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist Dr. Abinash Virk answered media questions about COVID-19 immunity, boosters, breakthrough cases and more. Dr. Virk also addressed the upcoming holiday season and the risk of COVID-19 cases increasing.

Journalists who have already registered on the News Network can log into their accounts to download a recording of the Zoom briefing found at the end of this post.

Journalists who would like to access the media briefing video can register with the News Network here.

Please super: Abinash Virk, M.D. Infectious Diseases / Mayo Clinic


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