Last week, Gov. Kevin Stitt took steps to begin reopening Oklahoma, confident the state can manage the coronavirus that already has infected 3,280 Sooners and killed 197.
The governor’s plan – which includes opening restaurant dining rooms, movie theaters and gyms – immediately drew fire from health experts worried COVID-19 cases could spike, swamping hospitals still plagued by inadequate supplies of personal protective equipment.
In this week’s Observercast – Where Are The Voices Of Public Health? – we take a deep dive into the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic with Dr. Randy Hubach, a professor at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences.
Dr. Hubach is a leading rural health researcher whose expertise is in infectious diseases.