This episode is shared from Mayo Clinic Q&A.


Guest: Elie F. Berbari, M.D. (@DOCElie)

Host: Sanjeev (Sanj) Kakar, M.D. (@sanjkakar)

The current COVID-19 surge numbers could worsen in coming days as experts prepare for a post-Thanksgiving increase in cases. Increased positivity rates lead to more people needing hospitalization, straining the health care system and medical staff.


Elie F. Berbari, M.D., chair of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Mayo Clinic, explains how Mayo Clinic is managing staff, supplies and space during the COVID-19 surge.


This education is supported in part by an independent medical education grant from Pfizer Inc. and is in accordance with ACCME guidelines.


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