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Health update: Breakthrough cases, holiday gatherings

Vermont Department of Health Commissioner Mark Levine.
Liam Elder-Connors
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VPR
Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine answers your questions about the state's ongoing response to COVID-19.

Live call-in discussion: Vermont’s reported a record number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care this week. And the state recently set a record for new infections. This hour, Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine joins us to answer your questions about the pandemic. We’ll ask him about the reasons behind the new records, town mask mandates, the booster shot rollout, and we take your calls.

But first, we take a deep dive a with VPR reporter into one of the most basic but important questions about COVID-19 in Vermont -- why are the state’s new case numbers so high, when Vermont has such a high vaccination rate?

Broadcast live on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

Have questions, comments or tips? Send us a message or tweet us @vermontedition.

Mikaela Lefrak joined VPR in summer 2021 as co-host and senior producer of 'Vermont Edition'. Prior to that, she was a reporter and host at WAMU in Washington, D.C.
Lydia worked for Vermont Public Radio and Vermont PBS from 2019 until 2022.