• By Jennifer O'Hara

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: ‘COVID fatigue’ fueling a rise in cases

September 30, 2020
a patient being swabbed and tested for COVID-19 through a care window by a health care staff person wearing a face mask, blue gloves, face shield and protective gown

With the COVID-19 pandemic entering a tenth month, experts say adherence to public health measures appears to be waning in some parts of the country. "COVID fatigue," meaning failing to comply with masking, hand hygiene and physical distancing guidelines, has fueled a resurgence in COVID-19 cases in more than half of the U.S. states.

On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, discusses the rising number of COVID-19 cases and how vaccine experts in science and industry are working together in unprecedented ways.


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