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Prominent Idaho Doctors Share Ideas On Prep For Next Pandemic


Two Idaho doctors, who had public-facing roles during the COVID-19 pandemic, have written a book about their experiences. Dr. David Pate and Dr. Ted Epperly spent the last part of 2020 and the first half of this year writing their book, Preparing for the Next Pandemic: Lessons, Stories and Recommendations. They included many behind-the-scenes insights on how the pandemic played out in Idaho. They also compare how other countries, states and even Idaho counties handled the pandemic with different results. The book will be published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2022.

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.
Samantha Wright is a news reporter and producer for Idaho Matters.