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COVID-19: Dr. Joseph Kanter Interview (Jan. 2021)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2021-01-29

Duration: 00:06:17

Subjects: Kanter, Joseph | COVID-19 pandemic | Coronaviruses | Public health | Vaccines


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Editor
  • Kanter, Joseph Interviewee


This segment from the January 29, 2021, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s interview with Dr. Joseph Kanter, the state health officer and medical director for the Louisiana Department of Health. Dr. Kanter discusses: the status of COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccine distribution in Louisiana; the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine candidate; the effectiveness of the vaccines against the emerging variants; his concerns about the UK variant; and the vaccine guidance for people who have had COVID-19.