Co-Hosts Leah Lemm (Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe) and Antony Stately Ph.D. (Ojibwe/Oneida) explore how Indian Country in MN is responding and adapting to the current pandemic health crisis.
On today’s show, Antony and Leah are joined by Dr. Angela Erdrich and Laz Carreon RN, from the Indian Health Board of Minneapolis, for a discussion about COVID as our communities prepare for back-to-school. We discuss vaccines for school-age children, Paxlovid, and what to do to prepare you and your family for a COVID infection. We also talk about making the most of your back-to-school clinic visits, figuring out if you can take Paxlovid for a covid infection, and the complications around testing and COVID precautions.
Dr. Antony Stately is the CEO of the Native American Community Clinic.
- After infection, 1 in 5 American Adults Develop Long COVIDAbout one in five American adults are having health problems long after first contracting COVID-19. This week, learn more about these post-COVID conditions and how doctors are diagnosing them for effective care.
- Bivalent Basics: All About the Updated COVID BoosterOn today’s show, Antony and Leah are joined by Laz Carreon RN, from the Indian Health Board of Minneapolis, for a discussion about the new COVID booster, which is a bivalent booster. Laz helps understand what “bivalent” means and other things to know to make an informed decision about getting boosted.
- Bivalent Booster & Testing: Tools To Push Back on a Fall COVID SurgeWith kids back in school and people spending more time indoors, health experts predict an increase in COVID infection rates in upcoming months. They encourage getting the new bivalent booster and to continue testing for prevention.
- Updated COVID Booster Available in MinnesotaThis week on the Health Report, an updated COVID booster has been approved by the FDA and CDC.
- COVID Boosters Still Recommended By CDCAnother vaccine booster is likely in our future as we navigate the pandemic and live our life with COVID as a part of it. Right now, the CDC recommends everyone 5 years and older should get one booster shot and adults 50 years and older 2 boosters. Some people 12 and older who are moderately or severely immuno-compromised should also get 2 boosters.