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How To Stop The Surge

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The numbers we had all hoped to see dwindle by now are rising instead: the number of people infected with Covid-19. The number hospitalized. The number in the ICU. The number who have died. What’s behind this surge, now, and what could tamp it down? Epidemiologist Dr. Lisa Maragakis, senior director of infection prevention for the Johns Hopkins Health System, admits public messages have been muddled, but stresses that masks, social distance and hand-washing do work. Maragakis will speak at A Woman's Journey on Nov. 7, 2020.

Links: A Woman's Journey, JHU Covid-19 Map.

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?'