Letter to the editor in the Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune: Unvaccinated? Beware: As state loosens restrictions, the risk of a serious COVID-19 infection may be higher than it was last summer.

“Just because the numbers are low, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re not going to contract COVID if you’re not vaccinated,” said Dr. Shikha Jain, an oncologist who also helps run the advocacy group Illinois Medical Professionals Action Collaborative Team.

The risk for unvaccinated people may be growing as people become less careful about taking precautions, amid the reopening, said Jain, who’s also an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Illinois Cancer Center in Chicago. She’s had about half a dozen patients catch COVID-19 after deciding not to get vaccinated, including three or so in the last month.”

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About Shikha Jain, MD FACP

I am a practicing, board-certified hematology/oncology physician in Chicago. I speak on topics ranging from the impact of social media on healthcare, how physicians can utilize social media, how to write Op-eds in the medical world, gender equity and barriers to career advancement, and topics in GI oncology and immunotherapy. My goal is to explain complicated topics in simple terms. I also enjoy writing and you can find some of my writing on this site. I am a mother to three amazing kids and married to a gastroenterologist. I look forward to connecting with you.

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