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COVID-19, One Year Later (2021)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2021-03-12

Duration: 00:04:57

Subjects: COVID-19 pandemic | Coronaviruses | Public health


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker
  • Kanter, Joseph Speaker
  • Minsky, Louis Interviewee
  • O'Neal, Catherine Interviewee


This segment from the March 12, 2021, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kara St. Cyr’s report on the first anniversary of the first case of COVID-19, or the novel coronavirus, in Louisiana. Her report includes: highlights of Governor John Bel Edwards announcing the first case on March 9, 2020; Dr. Joseph Kanter, the state health officer and medical director for the Louisiana Department of Health, discussing the nearly 10,000 deaths in Louisiana over the past year; and interviews with Dr. Louis Minsky of the Baton Rouge General and Dr. Catherine O’Neal of Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge.