Guest column: Coming to grips with a community health crisis

[Isanti-Chisago County Star, December 16, 2021] Throughout the course of this pandemic, scientific experts have continuously warned that COVID-19 variants will continue to emerge until we are able to suppress the ability of the virus to circulate and mutate through widespread vaccination efforts, writes Cambridge Medical Center president Kelly Spratt.

Our Cambridge community and the surrounding communities we serve are part of a connected global community and we now know that Omicron—the latest known COVID-19 variant—is confirmed to be present in Minnesota.

While the scientific community works rapidly to answer key questions about the Omicron variant including its transmissibility, severity, and the level of protection from our current vaccines, there is a lot about the current state of COVID-19 in Minnesota that we do know and can act on now to control the spread in our local community.

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Posted on December 16, 2021 in coronavirusCambridge Medical Center

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