© 2023 WRVO Public Media
NPR News for Central New York
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

This week: Herd immunity, and taking a hike

Throughout the pandemic, we heard about herd immunity as a strategy to protect public health. In this "HealthLink on Air" segment, Dr. Stephen Thomas explains the challenges and what it would take to achieve herd immunity.

Thomas is the director of Upstate's Institute for Global Health and Translational Science, and he specializes in infectious disease.

Also this week, we'll focus on the benefits of hiking for fitness and fun. Carol Sames, an associate professor of physical therapy education in Upstate's College of Health Professions, is an avid hiker and shares advice for getting started.

And, Dr. Elizabeth Asiago Reddy describes what happens after a person tests positive for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Listen this Sunday, June 20 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. for more.