Public Health Out Loud
COVID-19 Variants, Explained
May 14, 2021
COVID-19 variants. What are they and how do they spread? Learn about it from this week’s guest Dr. Rami Kantor, a professor of medicine at the Division of Infectious Diseases at Brown University.
Viruses change all the time—this is normal and expected. But variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 have had a profound impact around the world and right here in Rhode Island. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is keeping track of these variants and posts updates to a web page about COVID-19 variants
In this episode, Dr. Kantor talks about different variants of concern, and the importance of getting vaccinated to prevent spreading the virus. Join Dr. Jim McDonald and Dr. Philip Chan as they break down what exactly the presence of variants means for Rhode Island as we enter a new stage of the pandemic.