Hartford HealthCare's Dr. Ajay Kumar Weighs In On Rising COVID-19 Numbers
Connecticut’s COVID-19 numbers have been rising. And, as the weather gets colder, safe outdoor options for socializing will become more difficult. How worried should we be about a COVID-19 spike, and what can we do to help prevent it?
This hour we talk with Hartford Healthcare’s Chief Clinical Officer, Dr. Ajay Kumar.
Are you worried about a second wave?
First: who are the people in your community that you trust? The pandemic has taken a huge toll on mental health. But accessing resources can be challenging, and stigma continues to be a barrier.
We hear about an effort in New Haven to recruit trusted community members like barbers or salon owners to help connect residents with mental health resources.
- Adriane Jefferson - Director of Arts and Cultural Affairs for the City of New Haven
- Dr. Ajay Kumar - Chief Clinical Officer for Hartford HealthCare
- Caroline Chen - Health Reporter for Propublica
Cat Pastor contributed to this show.