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The Inexorable Rise Of COVID-19: Medical Director Q & A


The resumption of some "normal" activity may have pumped some dollars into the economy, but it also pumped up the numbers of people with active cases of COVID-19.

Even states that put up strict measures to flatten the infection curve, like California and Oregon, have watched the numbers increase rapidly of late. Jackson County health workers are keeping track of cases as they rise, and county Medical Director Dr. Jim Shames visits the JX once a week to provide updates.

We welcome back Dr. Shames for the latest round of news and questions.

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily news program focused on issues, people and events across Southern Oregon and Northern California. Angela Decker is the program's senior producer, Charlie Zimmermann is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.