Episode 62: What’s the COVID-19 prognosis for the fall?

Across much of the state, the first day of school is just around the corner.

Meanwhile, coronavirus case rates are creeping upward, statewide and nationally.

What should parents and educators know about the BA.5 variant, and its implications for the new school year?

To get answers, Kevin Richert interviews retired St. Luke’s health system CEO Dr. David Pate for this week’s podcast.

Go to our Soundcloud page for other recent episodes:
  • Episode 61: A huge surplus, and a big convention (Guest: Clark Corbin, Idaho Capital Sun)
  • Episode 60: Byron Yankey’s 51-year professional journey
  • Episode 59: A newsy summer on the school choice front (Guest: Terry Ryan, Bluum)
  • Episode 58: What the future holds for the Reclaim Idaho initiative (Guest: Luke Mayville, Reclaim Idaho)
Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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