KET Pandemic Coverage
A collection of programs and articles produced by KET during the pandemic.
Trusted experts share the latest information about the coronavirus and answer questions.
Kentucky Tonight episodes focused on the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Kentucky’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Health, Legal and Voting Issues During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Reopening Kentucky’s Economy
- COVID-19 Impact on Primary Voting and Local Governments
- Debating Steps to Reopen the Economy
- Reopening Rules for Restaurants and Retail
- Reopening Kentucky Schools
- COVID-19’s Impact on Higher Education in Kentucky
- COVID-19’s Impact Kentucky Tourism
- Challenges and Benefits of Remote Learning in Kentucky
- Special Education, Student Mental Health and COVID-19
- COVID-19’s Impact on Kentucky’s Health Care System
- Reopening Kentucky Classrooms During a Coronavirus Surge
Coronavirus: A Kentucky Update
Dr. Wayne Tuckson provides updates on coronavirus disease 2019, also known as COVID-19, in Kentucky.
- What Kentuckians Can Do to Stop the Spread of COVID-19
- Help with Unemployment and Public Health Advice
- Preparing for the COVID-19 Surge and Viewer Questions
- Accessing Kentucky’s Benefits and Viewer Questions
- The Need for Testing and Helping Food Banks
- Kentucky’s Path to Reopening and Mental Health Assistance
- Health Care in the COVID-19 Era and a Testing Update
- COVID-19’s Impact on Long-Term Care Facilities
- Phases for Reopening and Rural Patients’ Needs
- Hot Spots, COVID-19’s Impact on Teens, and Recovery Stories
- Tracking Cases, Mental Health, and More Stories of Recovery
Nursing shortages are impacting healthcare workers and hospitals across the United States. In just the past few days, nurses and other workers in Southern California and Oregon authorized a potential strike against provider Kaiser Permanente. Staffing shortages are part of those disputes. John Yang reports from South Florida on how shortages are affecting hospitals there.
The United States has now passed yet another tragic pandemic milestone. COVID-19 has now claimed the lives of more than 700,000 Americans. William Brangham talks to Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a former FDA commissioner and author of new book "Uncontrolled Spread: Why COVID-19 Crushed Us and How We Can Defeat the Next Pandemic" about where the U.S. response failed and how it can do better next time.
Renee Shaw and guests discuss the latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. Guests: State Sen. Ralph Alvarado (R-Winchester), a physician; Alice Thornton, chief of the Division of Infectious Disease at UK Healthcare; Allison Adams, vice president for policy for the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky; and State Sen. Karen Berg (D-Louisville), a physician.
Bill Bryant and journalists discuss the news of the week, including the announcement of a 5.8 billion economic investment by Ford in Hardin Co. and the latest information on COVID-19 in Kentucky. Guests: Bill Estep, Lexington Herald-Leader; Marcus Green, WDRB in Louisville; and Melissa Patrick, Kentucky Health News.
Scientists are developing what could be the world’s next chance to thwart COVID: a short-term regimen of daily pills that can fight the virus early after diagnosis and conceivably prevent symptoms from developing after exposure. A report on current clinical trials from PBS NewsHour and JoNel Aleccia of Kaiser Health News.
Renee Shaw talks about COVID-19 and the classroom with scheduled guests: Commissioner Jason Glass, Kentucky Department of Education; State Rep. Steven Riley, a Republican from Glasgow and vice-chair of the House Education Committee; Eric Kennedy, director of advocacy of the Kentucky School Boards Association; State Rep. Tina Bojanowski, a Louisville Democrat and member of the House Education...
Guest host Lawrence Smith of WDRB in Louisville and journalists discuss the news of the week including the latest on COVID-19 in Kentucky and a shooting at a school bus stop in Louisville. Guests: Alex Acquisto, Lexington Herald-Leader; Darcy Costello, Louisville Courier Journal; and Mark Vanderhoff, WLKY in Louisville.
The death toll from the COVID pandemic has put the U.S. at another tragic milestone — more than 675,000 Americans, overall, have died of COVID as of Monday. That number surpasses the number of lives lost to the 1918 flu. The U.S. is averaging more than 2,000 daily deaths. William Brangham takes a wider look at COVID's toll on the country.