18 minutes | Jan 11th 2021

COVID Vaccines and Viral Variants

On the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast — sponsored by NICE Actimize Xceed — ABA SVP Paul Benda provides a COVID-19 situation update. Between spiking case and hospitalization rates, new mutations of the coronavirus and COVID-19 fatigue, “we’re in a very dark period of time,” he says. In this episode, Benda covers: Capacity challenges in many U.S. health-care facilities affecting COVID-19 treatment. The slow pace of U.S. vaccinations and when frontline bank employees might expect to receive one. The growing risk of the so-called United Kingdom and South African SARS-CoV-2 variants, the latter of which may not be prevented by the coronavirus vaccines. Practices banks continue using to protect employees and clients, including face coverings and HVAC filtration. This episode is sponsored by NICE Actimize Xceed.  
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