Kevin Miller Show 3/16/20
Kevin Miller begins the show by updating everyone on the state's efforts to combat the Coronavirus in Idaho. He reports on the plans for the city of Boise and Ada County. Kevin Miller shares his experience shopping for groceries over the weekend. Kevin Miller looks at some of the preventative measures that are being implemented throughout the country. If we're going to stop the spread of coronavirus, large gatherings will need to be put on hold for at least the next two months. So says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sunday, who recommends that all in-person events of 50 or more people be canceled for 8 weeks. "Events of any size should only be continued if they can be carried out with adherence to guidelines for protecting vulnerable populations, hand hygiene, and social distancing," said the federal agency, who also adds organizers should consider virtual options. As of Sunday afternoon, the US has 2,900 cases of coronavirus, which has claimed the lives of roughly 60 people, according to The Hill. Could there be a vaccine in the works? With an experimental coronavirus vaccine in development, a clinical trial on human subjects, funded by the National Institutes of Health, will begin in Seattle on Monday. According to one government official, the first participant will receive a dose to test if there are any potential side effects. However, the person will not be infected by the virus itself. In other parts of the globe, researchers are working to create a vaccine to fight off COVID-19.