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Pulse of a Pandemic (2020)

Louisiana Public Square



Genre: Panel

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2020-04-22

Duration: 00:57:15

Subjects: Billioux, Alexander | Graves, Garret | CASSIDY, BILL | SCOTT, LOREN | Public health | Coronaviruses | COVID-19 pandemic | Economy | Edwards, John Bel


  • Williams, Natasha Host
  • Gautreaux, Kevin Producer
  • Edwards, John Bel Panelist
  • Billioux, Alex Panelist
  • Berthelot, Sarah Panelist
  • Graves, Garret Panelist
  • Robinson, Kimberly Panelist
  • Cassidy, Bill Panelist
  • Scott, Loren Panelist


This special episode of the series “Louisiana Public Square” from April 22, 2020, features Natasha Williams leading a discussion with Governor John Bel Edwards, other government officials, and experts on the state’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The panelists are: Governor John Bel Edwards; Dr. Alex Billioux, the assistant secretary for the Office of Public Health at the Louisiana Department of Health; Sarah Berthelot, the president of the Louisiana Association of United Ways; Congressman Garret Graves; Secretary Kimberly Robinson of the Louisiana Department of Revenue; United States Senator Bill Cassidy; and Dr. Loren Scott, economist. They discuss: the status of COVID-19 cases in Louisiana; the financial assistance available to businesses and individuals; and the long-term impact of the pandemic on the state’s economy.