• By Rick Thiesse

Mayo Clinic Health System to host virtual community forum, ‘The COVID-19 Pandemic: Where Do We Go From Here’

January 5, 2022
medical illustration of the coronovirus representing COVID19

LA CROSSE, Wis. ― It's not easy keeping up with the COVID-19 pandemic. Variants, vaccines, testing, treatments ― the news is ever-changing. The public is invited to a virtual community forum, "The COVID-19 Pandemic: Where Do We Go From Here"on Jan. 12 from noon to 1 p.m.

Abinash Virk, M.D., the featured presenter is a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist. She will be joined by Paul Mueller, M.D., regional vice president of Mayo Clinic in Southwest Wisconsin, and Raj Palraj, M.B.B.S., M.D., a Mayo Clinic Health System infectious diseases specialist. Topics to be discussed include the omicron and delta COVID-19 variants, vaccine effectiveness, oral and infusion therapies, and making sense of the latest masking and quarantine guidelines. In addition, the panel will respond to audience questions.

Participants will need to register in advance for this free Zoom webinar. After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email containing a Zoom link. Participants should check their junk mail if they don't receive the email.

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About Mayo Clinic Health System

Mayo Clinic Health System consists of clinics, hospitals and other facilities that serve the health care needs of people in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The community-based providers, paired with the resources and expertise of Mayo Clinic, enable patients in the region to receive highest-quality physical and virtual health care close to home.

About Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse

Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse was the only health care facility in Southwest Wisconsin in 2021 that received the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid's 5-Star Quality Rating and Leapfrog Grade A for Safety, and was named in Healthgrades America's "250 Best Hospitals" and Newsweek's "Best Hospitals in the U.S."

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