EPISODE #12 | 9:30 AM, Monday, June 29, 2020
Straight talk from a COVID-19 expert
Guest: Dr. Linda Bell, South Carolina State Epidemiologist
Join South Carolina's state epidemiologist Dr. Linda Bell, popular WJNI radio host Terry Base, and Garcia Williams, executive director of The Medi for a #COVID19 conversation about this respiratory illness that had infected a reported 26,613 people in South Carolina and killed 673 as of the morning of June 25.
Dr. Bell is an advocate offering kind reassurances - and grim warnings. She is also a teacher, explaining calmly anything from how to wash hands to the complexities of large-scale testing, and has answered hundreds of questions. But behind the scenes, she has been asking questions and seeking new answers.
Dr. Bell discovered a passion for the study of infectious diseases while studying internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where a faculty member encouraged her to apply as a CDC epidemic intelligence service officer. She has since served in a variety of roles for the CDC and South Carolina DHEC, specializing in disease surveillance, identifying outbreaks, and developing guidance for the public and healthcare providers. She has been our state's epidemiologist for nearly eight years.
She is passionate about the health and well-being of our community and believes decisions should be based on "accurate information and science." She continues to follow new facts as they evolve from research into the transmission and progress of this newly identified disease.
Tune in every Monday morning to WJNI 106.3 FM or listen online at www.wjnigospel.com for a new, local conversation about COVID-19 and how it's affecting under-served populations, with information and experts that can't be found anywhere else. Past episodes of MEDI MONDAYS: The Coronavirus Edition can also be found at www.themedi.org/Medi-Mondays-Coronavirus.
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