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In the video clip below, local experts came together to host a short press conference on the current COVID-19 status. This is current as of August 18, 2021
In the video clip below from the Tri-Cities COVID-19 Back to School Update from the week of August 2nd. Dr. Daniel Leonard gives an update on the how the Delta variant is affecting children and how that relates to in person schooling.
Dr. Daniel Leonard is a board-certified pediatrician. He serves as Director of the Neonatal ICU and Inpatient Pediatric Hospitalist Service at Mary Lanning Hospital. He is faculty at UNMC and a staff physician with Omaha Children’s Hospital and Medical Center.
In this video clip from the Tri-Cities COVID-19 Back to School Update from the week of August 2nd, Dr. James Lawler gives an update on the Delta variant and answers a few questions from the group.
Dr. James Lawler is an infectious disease physician trained in tropical medicine and public health. His career has focused on emerging infectious diseases, pandemic threats, and health system and public health preparedness. Dr. Lawler currently serves as Executive Director for International Programs and Innovation for the Global Center for Health Security as well as the Deputy Medical Director for the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC).
Dr. Lawler held a news conference on August 5, 2021 to explain the Delta variant of COVID-19.
"Weeks before the COVID-19 outbreak, local health departments were working to improve the health of people across Nebraska. The pandemic made their mission more essential than ever. The new documentary The COVID Chronicles takes you behind the scenes with public health professionals in two districts." Nebraska Public Media.