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A Year In The Life: What We’ve Lost, What We’ve Mourned And What We’ve Learned From COVID-19

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As Idaho marked the one-year anniversary of its first cluster of COVID-19 infections, state officials said to date there had been more than 175,000 confirmed and/or probable cases of the coronavirus, and more than 1,900 Idaho lives had been lost.

Indeed, March 13 is a very unofficial anniversary, because by mid-March 2020, state health officials later learned more than 200 Idahoans had already been sick from COVID-19 and would soon test positive.

To mark a full 12 months of struggle, loss and some innovation, Morning Edition host George Prentice listened back to a year of early morning conversations that tracked the odyssey that would change Idaho — and the world — forever.

“I'm healthy, my family is healthy … we're very lucky. It's also OK for me to mourn these lost experiences, because they would have been a valuable part of kind of my life story that has now changed.”

 Find reporter George Prentice on Twitter @georgepren

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