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Drs. Joe Thompson, Cam Patterson Give COVID-19 Update on ‘Arkansas Week’

April 5, 2021

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ACHI President and CEO Dr. Joe Thompson joined University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Chancellor Dr. Cam Patterson and host Steve Barnes to provide an update on the COVID-19 pandemic in Arkansas on the April 2 edition of Arkansas PBS’ “Arkansas Week.” Their segment begins at the 13:20 mark.

During the broadcast, Dr. Thompson discussed the ACHI Health Policy Board’s recent call to action to community leaders to adopt strategies to fight the spread of COVID-19 at the local level, including requiring masks. He and Dr. Patterson also discussed variants, vaccines, and the importance of equity in vaccine distribution.

Find more information about the pandemic on our COVID-19 in Arkansas page.