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Idaho Doctor Talks About Risks Of Schools Shedding Mask Rules

US Virus Child Vaccinations
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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.

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