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ENCORE: How Idaho Can Use History To Get Through The Coronavirus

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This interview originally aired on June 9, 2020.

We're now five months into the coronavirus pandemic in Idaho and there are no signs of this being over anytime soon. Thankfully, the human species has gone through this kind of thing many times before. 

Joining Idaho Matters today is Joshua Loomis, Professor of Biology at the University of East Stroudsburg in Pennsylvania. He studies the history of pandemics, and has written a book entitled "Epidemics: The Impact of Germs and their Power Over Humanity.” 

As COVID-19 cases spread through the U.S. and Idaho, we’re committed to keeping you updated and informed. You can get updated info on cases, closures and how to stay healthy at any time on our Coronavirus news blog.

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Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!