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COVID-19 Case Surge (June 26, 2020)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2020-06-26

Duration: 00:06:12

Subjects: Public health | COVID-19 pandemic | Coronaviruses


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Editor
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker
  • Gee, Rebekah Interviewee


This segment from the June 26, 2020, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s report on Governor John Bel Edwards’ decision to pause the reopening of the economy due to the surge in the number of COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases around the state. It includes highlights of Governor Edwards’ press conference announcing his decision. Moreau also interviews Dr. Rebekah Gee, the CEO of Health Care Services for LSU Health and the former secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health. She discusses: the increase in case numbers; the importance of the mitigation measures; coronavirus fatigue; and the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine in ending the pandemic.