We cover the latest update on the Delta variant; what we can learn from the outbreak in vaccinated people in Provincetown, MA; the best ways to mitigate risk and protect kids too young to be vaccinated; Kids and Pfizer vaccine; what happened to the flu last year; the importance of reopening schools; masks; and getting to an endemic vs eradicating the virus.

If you want to learn more about the Delta variant based on the latest facts without all of the fear, then this interview is for you. Please note that this interview was recorded on August 3, 2021 and the data is changing daily so some of it will not be relevant at a future date.

*This interview is not to be considered medical advice. This episode is for informational and entertainment purposes only and is not intended to replace your relationship with your doctor or trusted healthcare providers. Please consult your doctor for anything dealing with your health and well-being.

About Our Guest:
Monica Gandhi MD, MPH is an Infectious Diseases doctor, Professor of Medicine and Associate Chief in the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases, and Global Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is also the Director of the UCSF Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) and the Medical Director of the HIV Clinic (“Ward 86”) at San Francisco General Hospital. Her research focuses on HIV and women and adherence measurement in HIV treatment and prevention and most recently, on how to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic.. Tune in now and access the show notes at thegoodlifecoach.com/141.

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WHAT WE DISCUSS:

  1. The efficacy of the Pfizer vaccine against Delta and how the vaccine is working very well.
  2. Mitigation protocols to reduce your chances of contracting Delta even if fully vaccinated.
  3. The latest on breakthrough infections.
  4. What happened in Provincetown, MA and why so many vaccinated people contracted the virus.
  5. Why kids need to be back in school this year.
  6. Dr. Ghandi’s take on masks and when and why they are needed.
  7. Vaccines and children.
  8. What happened to the flu last year.
  9. What is an endemic and how we get there vs a pandemic, and more.

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