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Doctors urge caution for indoor and holiday gatherings amid pandemic

[WCCO-TV News, October 24, 2021] Cold temperatures are forcing people indoors, and doctors say both vaccinated and non-vaccinated people should remain alert when it comes to COVID-19 and other winter viruses.

Dropping temperatures and holiday get-togethers are reasons to meet indoors, but it could also be a cause for concern amid a pandemic.

The Minnesota Department of Health’s most recent data says the seven-day positivity rate is about 8%. With more indoor gatherings, Allina Health infectious disease specialist Dr. Frank Rhame says that number could go up.

“Hopefully people will realize it’s still not over,” Rhame said. “Vaccinated people, even boosted vaccinated people, can get COVID.”

Posted on October 25, 2021 in coronavirusinfluenza

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