New cases of COVID-19 continue downward trend
March 2, 2022
New cases of COVID-19 are down 90% from the peak, with under 75,000 new cases reported last week across the U.S.
Dr. Poland warns that there are still people who are vulnerable to COVID-19 infection, including people who are immunocompromised; children under 5 who cannot yet be protected by COVID-19 vaccination; and the more than 30% of the U.S. population that is not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to Mayo Clinic's COVID-19 tracking tool data.
"'I'm as weary of COVID-19 as everybody else," says Dr. Poland. "But we still need to take this seriously."
On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Poland discusses the latest COVID-19 news, including new COVID-19 vaccines coming for approval; the latest on long COVID; and his recent commentary with his colleague, Dr. Richard Kennedy, a Mayo Clinic internist, on the need for more research infrastructure and research funding in order to maintain public confidence in vaccines.