Mayo Clinic COVID-19 Q&A podcast: It’s like a Code Red hospital alert


An overwhelming COVID-19 surge is underway in the U.S. as the delta variant continues to spread, the lambda variant shows up and some people are refusing to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or wear facemasks.

“My message today is a hospital term and that’s Code Red,” says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group. “It is Code Red in the US and for the globe regarding these variants.”