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COVID-19: The World Responds - Sally Hendrick interviews Maelynn Johnson

Maelynn Johnson, Rural Carrier Assistant in Tennessee and resident of Kentucky, responds

This interview took place on March 31, 2020.

We grew up together in West Tennessee, and when the coronavirus news started popping up all over Facebook, Maelynn and I reconnected in the comment threads of posts on the news of this virus. I wanted to dig further to find out how the post office is responding to the crisis in the rural area near where I was raised.

Guest bio:

Maelynn Johnson works for the post office, touching 1,700 pieces of mail per day. Living in Kentucky but working in Tennessee gives her a perspective most do not have about the response of the governors in both states.




Sally Hendrick (02:16):

Hey, Maelynn. How are you doing? This is Sally Hendrick, I'd love to talk to you today about what's going on in your neck of the woods regarding this COVID-19 outbreak that we're experiencing around the world. So how are you doing?

Maelynn Johnson...

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COVID-19: The World Responds - Sally Hendrick interviews Dr. Alison Bailey

Cardiologist, Dr. Alison Bailey, of Kentucky and Tennessee responds

This interview took place on March 28, 2020.

Splitting her time between her home in Chattanooga, Tennessee and her work in Frankfurt, Kentucky, Dr. Alison Bailey is faced with helping her cardiology patients stay protected from and informed about the coronavirus. In this interview, Sally Hendrick and Dr. Bailey discuss the differences between the responses of the citizens and governments of both Tennessee and Kentucky as well as how the healthcare system is pivoting to the needs of patients during this time.

Guest bio:

Alison Bailey, MD is a cardiologist in Chattanooga, TN.  She is very involved in public health and focuses on both the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease.  She is the Governor of the Tennessee Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.

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