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COVID-19 Update (Oct. 2020)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2020-10-30

Duration: 00:05:09

Subjects: Public health | COVID-19 pandemic | Coronaviruses


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Editor
  • O'Neal, Catherine Interviewee


This segment from the October 30, 2020, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s interview with Dr. Catherine O’Neal, an infectious disease specialist and chief medical officer at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge. She discusses: the COVID-19 (coronavirus) cycle of surges followed by increased hospitalizations for several weeks; her recommendations for preventing the spread; and the need to consider changes to Thanksgiving and Christmas plans.