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Idaho Health Department Director: "By No Means Is The Pandemic Over"

Idaho Statesman
Central District Health Director Russ Duke addresses questions regarding COVID-19 during a news conference July 23.


Central District Health Director Russ Duke is probably one of the busiest people in Idaho’s public health sector. As leader of that district, he helps administer policy and practices for Idaho’s most populous health district, covering Ada, Boise, Elmore and Valley Counties. 

Boise State Public Radio Morning Edition host George Prentice spoke with Duke earlier this week, and began by asking him about the recent decline in new cases and hospitalizations. They also talked about the current COVID-19 vaccine rollout and the hurdles with low supply the district is trying to manage.

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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!
George Prentice has been honored for his decades-long career in broadcast and print journalism. As news editor of Boise Weekly, he won multiple awards for his investigative reporting and took home top prizes in the fields of crime/courts, environmental, health, religion and feature reporting.