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African Americans & COVID-19, The Fight to Recover, High Risk Procedures, LSU in Overdrive | 4/17/20 | Louisiana: The State We're In

The Fight to Recover

Natasha talks to State Rep. Ted James still recovering from his battle with COVID-19, telling her that at one point he had stopped eating and had essentially given up, thinking that he was going to die. He warns others that he was healthy with no underlying conditions so anybody is susceptible.

High Risk Procedures

Andre’ talks with Dr. Henry Barham, a Baton Rouge board-certified ENT who works as a rhinologist (nose, sinus, allergy, endoscopic sinus, skull-base surgery) doing extreme high risk surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic. He talks about the Capital region ICU’s and the concern for PPE. His own team wears the most protective of equipment during any procedure of risk.

African Americans & COVID-19

Natasha also talks to Dr. Rani Whitfield about the alarming number of African Americans dying from COVID-19 and why he is not all that surprised. He talks solutions and what he hopes comes from the Governor's Task Force Commission that can address the issue.

LSU in Overdrive

LSU has gone into overdrive statewide with projects to help during the crisis. President Tom Galligan discusses university’s call to action statewide, including the transformation of the PMAC on the LSU campus into a manufacturing facility for PPE.

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