© 2024 Boise State Public Radio
NPR in Idaho
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Idaho doctor looks back at second year of COVID-19 in the Gem State

Intermountain Healthcare

A ground-breaking vaccine came out to fend off COVID-19, but Idaho's rollout was choppy and a deadly delta variant surge took many lives — primarily among the unvaccinated. Fast-forward to the end of the year, and the state's case numbers are down but a highly contagious omicron variant is knocking at our door.

Regular guest Dr. David Pate — the former CEO of St. Luke's Health System and a member of the governor's coronavirus task force — helps Idaho Matters look back at another challenging year in public health.

Stay Connected
As Senior Producer of our live daily talk show Idaho Matters, I’m able to indulge my love of storytelling and share all kinds of information (I was probably a Town Crier in a past life). My career has allowed me to learn something new everyday and to share that knowledge with all my friends on the radio.
Hi! I’m Gemma Gaudette, the host of the award-winning show, Idaho Matters. During the day you’ll find me researching and writing about all the fascinating topics we tackle on our show. And of course, at noon, each weekday you’ll find me live behind the microphone as Idaho Matters airs.

You make stories like this possible.

The biggest portion of Boise State Public Radio's funding comes from readers like you who value fact-based journalism and trustworthy information.

Your donation today helps make our local reporting free for our entire community.