North Carolina State Health Director Dr. Betsey Tilson (image credit: NC Newsline)


NC Newsline sat down with Dr. Betsey Tilson, North Carolina’s State Health Director and Chief Medical Officer, to discuss the latest EG.5 variant, new vaccines, protecting yourself ahead of the fall respiratory virus season.

Data from the CDC show nationwide COVID-19 hospitalizations have risen 19% over the last two weeks, while North Carolina has seen an increase in COVID-19 metrics in recent weeks, including in the early warning wastewater monitoring system, emergency department visits, and hospital admissions.

Listen to the full broadcast interview with Dr. Tilson here. Read the full interview here.