Minnesota State Fair urges but doesn’t require masks, vaccination

Hennepin County Medical Center contributed to one of the studies, showing that the two-dose vaccines protected against COVID-19 hospitalizations after 24 weeks. Dr. Heidi Erickson, a co-author, said she is pleading with unvaccinated people to get shots based on her patients in intensive care.

“We’re having patients with life-threatening disease in their late 20s and 30s. They’re younger, most of them are previously healthy, and all of them are unvaccinated,” she said.