Community Concerns 6-21-20

On Community Concerns, Brian Haldane talks to folks dealing with issues concerning to those in the Baton Rouge area.  

First up,

Dr. Alex Billioux joined the show to talk about the recent spike in Coronavirus cases in the past week.  Dr. Billioux explains why this is happening and what we can do to control the numbers and maintain the number of cases.  Billioux says that part of the recent spike in numbers and contact tracing.  He breaks down contact tracing and says that contact tracing isn’t so much about finding positive tests but determining where and how the infected person was exposed to Covid-19.  Finally, he breaks down how Baton Rouge well Baton Rouge is doing in regards to case numbers and how the state compares to neighboring states at this point.

Next, Guy T Williams is the CEO and Co-Founder of Gulf Coast Bank & Trust. He joined Brian to discuss how the day to day banking business as a whole has adapted and changed during Covid-19, navigating PPP’s and how differently banking will look moving forward.

Finally, Pediatrician Dr. Mandy Grier with Our Lady of the Lake joined the show to talk about the importance of not delaying vaccinations.  With the Coronavirus causing businesses to close and with a mandatory stay-at-home order that was in place, medical visits have been postponed by a lot of people.  Dr. Grier explains the importance of not delaying well visits and vaccinations.  She breaks down the different types of vaccinations and which ones are more crucial and time sensitive than others.  Then, Dr. Grier explains the different safety precautions that are in place when a child visits the doctor’s office.  Finally, she explains how you can schedule and appointment with Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health.