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3/19/20 - UMMC Combats Coronavirus | Dr. Jimmy Stewart | Economic Relief | Book Club "The Everlasting"

What Mississippi’s University Hospital is doing to combat the coronavirus.

And, we talk with Southern Remedy’s Dr. Jimmy Stewart about the essential need-to-knows regarding COVID 19.

Then, the Governor meets with the Mississippi Economic Council.

Plus, in today's Book Club, Katy Simpson Smith's latest novel, "The Everlasting" spans two thousand years in and around Rome.

Segment 1:

The number of people testing positive for the coronavirus in Mississippi has increased. The total now stands at 34 in 14 counties. To combat the spread of the virus, the University of Mississippi Medical Center is ramping up contingency plans and developing a test to help identify patients quickly. Doctor Alan Jones is Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine. He urges people to avoid using emergency services during this crisis. The hospital wants to "flatten the curve," meaning prevent the spread of disease as much as possible to not overwhelm the healthcare system. Doctor Jones stresses this is not to be taken lightly.

Segment 2:

As more and more people begin adjusting to life with the coronavirus, staying informed about the virus and COVID-19 are becoming a top priority. MPB's Michael Guidry talks with Southern Remedy's Dr. Jimmy Stewart to get a basic understanding of the disease, its transmission, and how to flatten the curve.

Segment 3:

Mississippi's governor is requesting an Economic Disaster Declaration from the Small Business Administration to help companies hit financially by the Coronavirus outbreak. Governor Tate Reeves met with the Mississippi Economic Council Wednesday via online conferencing - Reeves remains self-quarantined since his return from Spain over the weekend, even though he and his family don't have symptoms. He says the administration must consider both public health and economic risk when navigating the threat of the coronavirus.

Segment 4:

The setting is Rome, the time period: over 2,000 years … from 165 A.D. to 2015. Four protagonists. “The Everlasting” is the third novel from Mississippi native, Katy Simpson Smith.

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