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

Dr. Norem has been joining us pretty much every week for over a year now. He was explaining things during last spring's lockdown, and he's been guiding us all the way through the pandemic. We learn something new from Dr. Norem every week and this week was no exception.

Now that the vaccine is available to pretty much anyone that wants one in the United States, there is a feeling that we are about to close one of the final chapters on the whole pandemic but there are some big questions still out there. How long will masks and social distancing last? Will this be something we have to do every flu season as we discover new strains of the coronavirus each season? And how does the global rollout of the vaccine affect life here in America?

Dr. Norem has great answers for everything above.

One of the more interesting parts of today's interview was when we asked Dr. Norem about the usage of the word "eradicate" when it comes to talking about the coronavirus. Eradicate is a term that we have used with no issue when discussing diseases like smallpox or the mumps, is it something we will ever be able to use with COVID-19? Dr. Norem breaks it all down for us.

As always, we thank Dr. Norem for his time today and look forward to speaking with him again next week.

LOOK: Answers to 30 common COVID-19 vaccine questions

While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.


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