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Idaho Doctor Talks About Risks Of Schools Shedding Mask Rules

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Doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine are seen being prepared on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, in Decatur, Ga. Hundreds of children, ages 12 to 15, received the Pfizer vaccine at the DeKalb Pediatric Center, just days after it was approved for use within their age group. (AP Photo/Ron Harris)

Boise Schools announced teachers and students aren't required to wear masks in the fall. Meanwhile, COVID-19 cases are on the rise in the U.S. and Idaho continues to struggle with convincing eligible people to get vaccinated.

We cover those topics — and answer your questions — with Dr. David Pate. He's the former CEO of St. Luke's Health System and a current member of Gov. Brad Little's coronavirus task force.

Samantha Wright is a news reporter and producer for Idaho Matters.
Gemma is the host of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show which broadcasts live Monday-Friday at noon. She is an award-winning journalist and has spent the majority of her broadcasting career in Idaho. Gemma was a television news anchor and reporter in Boise for close to 15 years. She came to Boise in 1999 to start Fox 12.