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A Community Coronavirus Conversation: Facts, Fiction and Asking Hard Questions.

Rising cases of coronavirus infection in our community are threatening to disrupt our health security, schools, businesses and lifestyles.

To help address the publics’ questions about this virus, a community forum will be held this Thursday, November 12, 2020 at the Beaverhead County High School auditorium at 7 PM.  Because of COVID-19 restrictions, admission will be limited to the first 50 people who arrive.  Appropriate spacing will be set up, and masks will be required.  The forum will be broadcast on Facebook Live as well as on KDBM/KBEV radio.

Dr. Ron Loge will moderate the session.  Dr. Sandra McIntyre and Dr. Michael Clarke will provide insights on the impact of COVID-19 on our families, neighbors and well as the hospital and staff.  An internationally renowned infectious disease specialist with extensive experience in dealing with Covid-19, Dr. Peter Pappas from the University of Alabama, will discuss his knowledge of treating and managing this disease in his hard-hit state.  He will address both facts and misconceptions about coronavirus that the public grapples with.  Questions are encouraged from the audience to bring out all concerns so that we as a community can together keep each other safe and keep our businesses and schools open.

Attend in person or tune into KDBM, 1490 AM/KBEV, 98.3 FM. Watch on the Web at Southwestern Mt News Facebook and YouTube Pages

Bio for Peter Pappas MD

 Internationally renowned infectious disease specialist, Dr. Peter Pappas is Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama.  As a clinician, researcher and teacher he has been of the front line of Alabama’s raging coronavirus epidemic.  With 39 years of infectious disease experience, his perspective from his largely rural home state can inform our approach to this deadly epidemic.

His Beaverhead County connections go back 3 decades having come here with his family to visit friends, hunt, camp or fish nearly every year.  Bison meat from the Holland ranch fed the Pappas family for many years.

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