WBEZ: COVID-19 Cases In Illinois Are Up Again, But Experts Say This Surge May Be Different

“There’s a lot of concern that we are heading to a point where, especially amongst the unvaccinated, that these cases are going to keep going up and then it’s going to impact the people who are vaccinated, which we’re already starting to see,” said Dr. Shikha Jain, an oncologist at University of Illinois Health who helps lead a coalition of health care professionals called IMPACT.

“There’s also a concern that with the spread in the unvaccinated that we’re going to see more variants come up. And with these more variants that are coming up, they’re going to become more contagious, or might even get to a point where they can avoid our vaccines.”


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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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