New EG.5 COVID Variant Spikes in Parts of US

August 20, 2023

The new COVID variant, EG.5, or “Eris,” is spiking in parts of the U.S. amidst scaled-back tracking. Soledad O’Brien speaks with Dr. Ali Khan about the status of COVID in the U.S. and how people can stay healthy heading into the flu season. Dr. Khan is the dean of the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska’s Medical Center and former director of the CDC’s Office for Public Health Preparedness and Response.