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Health update: Dr. Mark Levine answers your omicron questions

A long line of adults and children wait outdoors in line for a COVID-19 test, along a black metal fence with a wooded area behind them.
Jacquelyn Martin
Children wait with their father in a line spanning several blocks in order to be tested for COVID-19, Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021, at a Curative testing kiosk outside an elementary school in Northwest Washington, D.C. The family said they were testing the children as a precaution due to cold symptoms.

Live call-in discussion: Vermont's first case of the omicron variant of COVID-19 was reported over the weekend. That mutation of the coronavirus now represents nearly three out of every four cases of COVID-19 in the country. This hour, we talk with Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine about how Vermont is dealing with the ongoing delta surge, and is preparing for omicron.

Broadcast live on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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Mikaela Lefrak joined VPR in summer 2021 as co-host and senior producer of 'Vermont Edition'. Prior to that, she was a reporter at host at WAMU in Washington, D.C.
Connor Cyrus joined VPR as host and senior producer in March 2021. Formerly a reporter at WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island, he's passionate about journalism’s ability to shed light on complex or difficult topics, as well as giving voice to underrepresented communities.
Originally from Delaware, Matt moved to Alaska in 2010 for his first job in radio. He spent five years working as a radio and television reporter, as well as a radio producer, talk show host, and news director. His reporting received awards from the Alaska Press Club and the Alaska Broadcasters Association. Relocating to southwest Florida, he spent several months producing television news before joining WGCU as a producer for their daily radio show, Gulf Coast Live. He joined VPR in October 2017 as Producer of Vermont Edition.