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COVID - 19 Truths And Consequences

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

As more Marylanders are tested for COVID-19, the disease from the new coronavirus, we talk to two doctors watching the epidemic closely. Emergency physician Dr. Leana Wen, Baltimore City’s former health commissioner, notes the seasonal flu we’re used to is more widespread than the new disease. Still, Wen says to expect more restrictions on people’s activities, to keep the virus from spreading. And Dr. Cliff Mitchell of the state health department says slowing the spread can keep COVID-19 from overwhelming Maryland’s health system. 

To get updated information from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention on COVID-19, visit this link.

For Maryland Department of Health updated COVID-19 information, visit this link.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Melissa Gerr is a producer for On the Record. She started in public media at Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minn., where she is from, and then worked as a field producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland. She made the jump to audio-lover in Baltimore as a digital media editor at Mid-Atlantic Media and Laureate Education, Inc. and as a field producer for "Out of the Blocks." Her beat is typically the off-beat with an emphasis on science, culture and things that make you say, 'Wait, what?'