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Listen Back to the Friday Show, December 18th, 2020

Melorie Begay

Oregon hit yet another grim milestone on Friday. The Oregon Health Authority reports that we’ve surpassed 100,000 cases of COVID-19 statewide. The death toll across the state is 1,304. Here in Lane County, as of Friday, Dec. 18, we have 6,028 cases and 80 people have died. 

Meanwhile, the first shipment of vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech arrived in Oregon this week. Health care workers are first in line to get the vaccine, with people in assisted living facilities next. Dr. Patrick Luedtke, Lane County Senior Public Health Officer, answers listener questions about the vaccine.

Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s former News Director. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000. After reporting for the Northwest News Network and KAZU, Rachael returned to KLCC in 2007 as Morning Edition host and a general assignment reporter covering politics, the environment, education, and the arts. She was hired as KLCC News Director in 2018. Rachael departed KLCC in June, 2022.
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