Vacationing this summer? COVID isn’t. Doctor talks safety precautions

Masked and unmasked passengers wait to board a plane at San Francisco International Airport, May 23, 2022. As people have their minds on summer vacation, UCSF’s Dr. Peter Chin-Hong says he hopes the fall season will bring a new version of the COVID vaccine that covers a mix of variants. Photo by Amy Ta/KCRW

It’s the season for graduations, summer vacations, and possibly more time in air-conditioned spaces. How should people approach the pandemic now?

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