How does the delta variant tie into the rise in COVID-19 cases in the country? Here’s what a LI doctor has to say
News 12’s Danielle Campbell was joined by Associate Chair of Emergency Medicine for Long Island Jewish Valley Stream Hospital Dr. Chid Ilobachie to discuss the uptick of coronavirus cases in New York, the delta variant and if mask mandates should be enforced again.
Dr. Ilobachie says patients that come into the emergency department with COVID-19 are overwhelmingly unvaccinated:
Vaccinated individuals are worried that a mask mandate could be put back into an effect. Dr. Ilobachie explains why public health mandates sometimes have to be made for the public good:
Those vaccinated can still get COVID-19 but are they at risk for long-term problems? Dr. Ilobachie says he believes the vaccinations will probably protect against these issues: