Dr. Norem joins the show every Monday morning at 7:05 to give us the latest updates on the coronavirus, COVID-19, and the vaccine rollout. 

There was a lot to talk about with Dr. Norem this morning. We started with a discussion on the resumption of using the Johnson and Johnson vaccine in the United States. It was temporarily suspended when a few people developed blot clots but has since been put back in circulation.

Dr. Norem explains that while it, unfortunately, did probably degrade the county's approval of the vaccine, this was a move that any vaccine rollout would have done. While the possibility, of a severe side effect, was very small, if there turned out to be a problem AND Johnson and Johnson knew about it but didn't say anything, it could have been catastrophic. Not necessarily for the general public, but for Johnson and Johnson themselves financially and a loss of general brand respect.

Dr. Norem also made it very clear that everyone who has not been vaccinated and is able to do so, should seriously consider it. He talked about other parts of the world that simply haven't had access to the vaccine yet that are seeing the virus destroy communities. We feel safe, and should, here in the United States, but a continued march to maximum vaccinations must be maintained to avoid similar calamities.

Dr. Norem is on every Monday with us. He has kept us entertained and has been straight with us on all the information concerning the coronavirus for over a year now. As always, we thank him for his time, sharing it with us and our listeners. We look forward to talking with him next week.

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