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Idaho Doctors Discuss Slowing Hospitalizations And Ramped Up Vaccine Efforts

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Tuesday, the U.S. marked 400,000 deaths from the coronavirus exactly one year to the day since the first case was diagnosed in our country. More than 1,600 of those deaths have happened in Idaho. The good news: almost 11,000 Idahoans have received their COVID-19 vaccination.

Idaho Matters posed your questions to two physicians working to combat the pandemic:

  • Dr. Andrew Southard, Emergency Medical Director at Saint Alphonsus
  • Dr. Rob Cavagnol, St. Luke’s Executive Medical Director

Have a question or comment for the show? Tweet @KBSX915 using #IdahoMatters

Samantha Wright is a news reporter and producer for Idaho Matters.
Gemma is the host of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show which broadcasts live Monday-Friday at noon. She is an award-winning journalist and has spent the majority of her broadcasting career in Idaho. Gemma was a television news anchor and reporter in Boise for close to 15 years. She came to Boise in 1999 to start Fox 12.