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COVID-19: Acadiana Surge (2020)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2020-07-31

Duration: 00:03:16

Subjects: Hospitals | COVID-19 pandemic | Coronaviruses | Public health | Health Care


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Logue, Amanda Interviewee
  • Kaufman, Henry Interviewee


This segment from the July 31, 2020, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s report on the high level of COVID-19 in the Acadiana region. He interviews Dr. Amanda Logue, the chief medical officer at Lafayette General Health, who discusses her concerns about the Lafayette General Medical Center operating at their limit due to COVID-19 cases. He also interviews Dr. Henry Kaufman, the chief medical officer at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center, who discusses the need for the public to take the virus seriously and his concerns about staffing at the hospital.