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106 – COVID-19 in Louisiana: Early Challenge, New Threat


Louisiana was hit early and hard by COVID-19 but, over the past three months, the statewide response has strengthened. Now, Louisiana health officials are using the lessons they learned from the outbreak’s early days to ensure that they are prepared to weather the surge in cases throughout the American South. Dr. Alexander Billioux, assistant secretary of health for the Louisiana Department of Health’s Office of Public Health, joins Dr. Josh Sharfstein to discuss the strategies that have worked, the underlying realities the pandemic has exposed, and the vast amount of work that’s still left to be done.

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