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Medical News & Advice: The Latest on Covid-19, Vaccines, Delta Variant, Masking & More

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Hand holding a vial of coronavirus vaccine.

Maine's Covid-19 positivity rate dipped to new lows recently, but are now inching upward. At the same time, efforts continue to reach those who remain unvaccinated. Our medical experts return to answer questions about vaccination, immunity, masks, the spread of the Delta virus variant, and the continued risk of Covid-19 infection among vulnerable populations.

Dr. Dora Mills, chief health improvement officer, Maine Health
Dr. James Jarvis, senior physician executive, system incident command, Northern Light Health

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