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Doctors React To News Of COVID-19 Variants Confirmed In Idaho

Darin Oswald
Idaho Statesman
Aimee Ceniseros, a senior microbiologist at the Idaho Bureau of Laboratories in Boise, prepares COVID-19 samples for testing in August. The state in February gained another capability through the bureau: genomic sequencing for coronavirus variants.

The State of Idaho announced a proof of residency requirement for folks who are eligible for the vaccine, more than 500,000 Americans have died from COVID-19, variants first identified in South Africa and the U.K. have now been confirmed in Idaho, and the FDA is preparing to authorize the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine. We cover all these topics — and answer your questions about the coronavirus. 

On the panel today: 

  • Dr. David Pate, former CEO of St. Luke's Health system and a member of the governor's coronavirus task force
  • Dr. Daniel Bridger, Medical Director at Saint Alphonsus Medical Group

  • Dr. Sky Blue, Infectious Disease Expert with Sawtooth Epidemiology and Infectious Disease

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.