Is It Safe To Reopen?

Saturday, June 20th

States across the country are reopening one by one, and yet coronavirus case numbers have spiked in the places that got the earliest start.  This week, KIRO Radio's Dave Ross and reporter Aaron Granillo try to figure out: is this safe? First, a case study of Arizona, which is on track to be the latest coronavirus hotspot. Then, Dave and Aaron discuss the politics of reopening. When did the virus become a partisan issue? Finally, we consult several epidemiologists. What's really safe? And where will we be in the fall? Thank you to all of our guests on the show: You can find more reporting from KNAU's Melissa Sevigny on her website as she continues to track the rising case numbers in Arizona. Huge thanks The Gee and Ursula Show for their interviews with virologist Dr. Angela Rasmussen at Columbia University, which informed our reporting. Dr. Rasmussen is a regular guest every Tuesday morning - tune in on 97.3 FM. And thank you to Dr. Erin Bromage from the University of Massachusetts and Dr. Keith Jerome from the University of Washington. Listen to their full interviews with Dave on the Ross Files podcast.