Minnesota hospitalizations exceed 600; COVID-19 vaccinations urged

Dr. Aaron Robinson, an HCMC emergency physician, related to those concerns from his upbringing on an American Indian reservation in Wisconsin. However, he said it is frustrating to see so many unvaccinated people coming into the emergency department with COVID-19, and heartbreaking to see so many infections in young people of color.

“I understand there is a lot of fear about the vaccine,” he said, “but this is far outweighed by the benefit of the vaccine that is preventing hospitalization, preventing critical illness, and preventing death.”