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Health update: 2022 started out deadly, but health officials expect COVID-19 cases to ebb

A man in a suit stands behind a wooden podium with microphones arrayed on the top, speaking in a press conference.
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Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine gives a COVID-19 update on Feb. 1.

Live call-in discussion: COVID-19 had an especially deadly start to 2022, as January became one of Vermont's deadliest months so far for the pandemic. But state officials say they expect case and death numbers to improve in coming weeks. This hour, we talk with Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine about how Vermont is dealing with omicron and preparing for the next phase of the pandemic.

Broadcast live on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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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.
Tedra joined VPR as a producer for Vermont Edition in January 2022. Before moving to Vermont, she was a journalist in New York City for 20 years. She has a master’s degree in journalism from New York University.