Push continues to encourage COVID-19 vaccination among communities of color

“I think things could get worse,” said Dr. Andrew Kiragu a pediatric critical physician at Hennepin County Medical Center and Children’s Hospital.

At HCMC in Minneapolis, physicians are seeing a rise in COVID-19 infections in unvaccinated people, both children and adults. Another troubling trend is an uptick in unvaccinated people of color falling seriously ill or dying.

“This variant seems to be causing more severe disease,” said Dr. Kiragu.