Dr. Robert Wachter

professor and chair of the Department of Medicine at UC San Francisco

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Associate Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and author of The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age

Dr. Robert Wachter on KCRW

Another mask mandate might be imposed on LA County as early as July 29. The risk of COVID infection is now high, but the risk of a bad outcome is low, says UCSF’s Dr. Robert Wachter.

New LA mask mandate is in sight, but not stronger subvariant

Another mask mandate might be imposed on LA County as early as July 29. The risk of COVID infection is now high, but the risk of a bad outcome is low, says UCSF’s Dr. Robert Wachter.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA is experiencing another COVID surge. On an airplane of 50 passengers or in a restaurant of 20-30 diners, there’s a 90-99% chance that someone there has COVID, says Dr. Bob Wachter.

Double-boosted against COVID? There’s ‘decent chance’ you can catch BA.4, BA.5

LA is experiencing another COVID surge. On an airplane of 50 passengers or in a restaurant of 20-30 diners, there’s a 90-99% chance that someone there has COVID, says Dr. Bob Wachter.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Omicron is partly driving LA’s record-breaking COVID surge. UCSF’s Dr.

Recovered from Omicron? Don’t bet on lasting immunity, says UCSF doctor

Omicron is partly driving LA’s record-breaking COVID surge. UCSF’s Dr.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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