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Connections: Discussing the state of the pandemic locally

Sep 30, 2020

The sharp one-day rise in COVID-19 cases in New York City sparked concern across the state. NYC saw its infection rate move from 1.93% to 3% in just 24 hours. Other regions, including Rochester/Finger Lakes, remain around 1%. Should we expect numbers to start moving upward?

Our guests discuss the state of the pandemic locally. What do we know about community spread in our region? What do the demographics look like? How effective are we at containing and treating the disease? Our guests:

  • Dr. Emil Lesho, D.O., infectious disease physician and epidemiologist at Rochester Regional Health
  • Nancy Bennett, M.D., M.S., professor of medicine and public health sciences at the University of Rochester Medical Center, founder and director of the Center for Community Health & Prevention, and co-director of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute