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Stateside Podcast: How to assess COVID risks

a blue surgical mask rests on a beach chair on a sandy beach.
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By this point, you’ve surely noticed that people are still getting sick with COVID. Depending on your symptoms, a positive test can cause a lot of disruption — for your work, your daycare situation, or your travel plans. 

Dr. Emily Martin is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health, said she's seeing some infection trends this summer.

“We are seeing a bit of reinfection happening," Martin said. "People who had earlier omicron variants getting this new BA.5 variant again."

On today's podcast the COVID update you need to hear on vaccines, variants, and reinfection.



Emily Martin, professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health and epidemiologist 

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Rachel Ishikawa joined Michigan Public in 2020 as a podcast producer. She produced Kids These Days, a limited-run series that launched in the summer of 2020.