WATCH: UAB hosts ‘What’s new with COVID’ panel


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UAB Medicine hosted a special COVID-19 panel on Monday to discuss the latest news around the COVID-19 virus.

Dr. Rachel Lee, assistant professor in the UAB Division of Infectious Diseases, and Dr. David Kimberlin, professor and co-director in the UAB and Children’s of Alabama Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, discussed the latest news surrounding the COVID-19 virus, including the Delta variant, vaccination efficacy and safety and hospitalizations.

Dr. Molly Fleece and Dr. Erin Delaney will be answering questions from the media as well during a Q&A session at 2:30 p.m.

Dr. Fleece says UAB expects more flu cases this year compared to last year due to the relaxing of COVID-19 protocols as well as fewer people wearing masks. She also made mention that the flu shot should be sought after by the end of October if possible.

You can watch the discussions in the video players above.

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