Michael Osterholm

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Is Minnesota's latest surge plateauing? Expert says 'no idea'

Hospital admissions have leveled off in the past week, though ICU cases have risen.

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Osterholm: Time to reconsider in-person learning at schools due to B.1.1.7 threat

Minnesota is seeing rising cases and hospitalizations, with more kids being infected.

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U of M's Osterholm denies claim he was 'chief adviser' to NY Gov. Cuomo

Dr. Michael Osterholm says he's only had one five-minute conversation with the governor.

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Walz responds to Osterholm's prediction of a variant-driven spike

Osterholm remains confident that the B.1.1.7. variant will cause big problems within 14 weeks.

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Osterholm recommends delaying 2nd doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Delaying the second dose would allow more people to get a first dose of the vaccine.

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Osterholm affidavit ahead of George Floyd trial warns of COVID worsening in March

Prosecutors want to delay the Chauvin trial due to a public health threat.

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Osterholm: B117 COVID strain could become major issue in 6-8 weeks

The B117 variant is believed to be more easily transmitted.

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Minnesota's vaccine progress being hit by federal delays, leaders say

The Biden-Harris COVID prevention plan will be released Thursday.

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What Dr. Michael Osterholm says about new coronavirus strains

"What we're seeing right now in England I think is going to be a harbinger of things to come," said Osterholm.

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Osterholm: It's time for a mask mandate, but social distancing more important

The state epidemiologist backs Gov. Walz ordering a mask mandate.

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U of M researchers detail 3 ways the coronavirus pandemic could evolve

The research says this pandemic could mimic past influenza pandemics.

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U of M's Osterholm: Obesity could be deadly factor in U.S. COVID-19 outbreak

Gov. Walz said on Monday that obesity is a factor the state will start looking at.

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Coronavirus: Pandemic perspectives from U of M expert, Mayo doctor

A Mayo doctor says 80% of people who get the virus won't even know they have it.