Is Illinois Ready For Its COVID ‘Bridge Phase’?

Also: the FDA granted emergency use authorization for the Pfizer vaccine for children 12-15 years of age — when should they plan to get the shot?

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English Norman and her 12-year-old daughter, Jane Ellen Norman, pose for a photo outside Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Jane Ellen and her 14-year-old brother Owen were vaccinated Tuesday morning, just after U.S. regulators expanded use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 shot to those as young as 12. Angie Wang / AP Photo
vaccinations 12 to 15
English Norman and her 12-year-old daughter, Jane Ellen Norman, pose for a photo outside Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Jane Ellen and her 14-year-old brother Owen were vaccinated Tuesday morning, just after U.S. regulators expanded use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 shot to those as young as 12. Angie Wang / AP Photo

Is Illinois Ready For Its COVID ‘Bridge Phase’?

Also: the FDA granted emergency use authorization for the Pfizer vaccine for children 12-15 years of age — when should they plan to get the shot?

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Coronavirus cases in Illinois are down to the lowest the state has seen in a month. What does this mean, ahead of the upcoming “bridge phase” set to begin Friday? Reset checks in with infectious disease specialist Dr. Emily Landon.

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