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In this Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, photo Bronwyn Russell poses for a photo at her home in Des Plaines, Ill. Russell, who has had the COVID-19 vaccine, wears a mask anytime she leaves her Illinois home.

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Illinois is removing COVID-19 restrictions. How will this affect immunocompromised people?

For some, the news that Illinois will be lifting mask and vaccine card mandates by the end of February is a relief — a sign that the worst part of the omicron surge is behind us. But for immunocompromised people, that’s not the case.

Reset talks to infectious disease specialist Dr. Emily Landon and Atlantic staff writer Ed Yong, who wrote about this issue in the magazine. Plus, immunocompromised people and caregivers of immunocompromised people call in to share their thoughts.

GUESTS: Ed Yong, Atlantic staff writer

Dr. Emily Landon, infectious disease specialist at the University of Chicago

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