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Coronavirus questions answered by Kentucky health experts during special KET Forum


Coronavirus questions answered by Kentucky health experts during special KET Forum

For Release: 03/04/20 10:34 AM

With the spread of the coronavirus outbreak from China to other areas of the globe, the United States declared a public health emergency at the end of January, and this past week has seen the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus grow significantly across multiple states.

To help address this health concern locally, Dr. Wayne Tuckson of Kentucky Health hosts a special live KET forum. Trusted health experts will share the latest information about the coronavirus, answer viewers’ questions, and discuss how the state and healthcare providers have been preparing. 

 Coronavirus: A KET Forum airs live Tuesday, March 10 at 9/8 pm on KET.

The panel of health experts includes:

  • Steven Stack, M.D., commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health
  • Lori Caloia, M.D., medical director of the Louisville Department of Public Health and Wellness
  • Derek Forster, M.D., medical director for Infection and Prevention Control at UK HealthCare

Additionally, staff from the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department will be hand during the program to answer viewers’ questions that don’t make it on-air.  

Have a question you’d like answered? Submit questions in advance via the following: 

Once the program begins, viewers may call the number on the screen to submit their questions in real-time.

For more information about the coronavirus, visit

Coronavirus: A KET Forum is a KET production, produced by Laura Krueger.

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Todd Piccirilli
Senior Director, Marketing and Communications