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Louisiana Hospital Pauses Elective Surgery Amid Largest COVID-19 Case Increase Since Pandemic Began

Infectious disease specialist Dr. Catherine O’Neal joins Here & Now host Celeste Headlee to discuss why her hospital system, Our Lady of the Lake, is pausing elective surgery as coronavirus cases rise in Louisiana.

Only 36.3% of Louisiana’s population is fully vaccinated.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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