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COVID-19 Student Interviews - Swift, Joshua

Deacon Experiences during COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic

 

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creator
Desvallees, William
Swift, Joshua
date
2020-09-17T14:02:00Z
2020-09-17T14:02:00Z
2020-07-23
2020-09-17 (issued)
description
Joshua Swift is the Public Health Director of Forsyth County, North Carolina and has been in the position since November of 2018. In this interview, Swift discusses the various challenges that Forsyth County has faced in regards to the COVID-19 outbreak. He discusses the disproportionate amount of Hispanic members of the community that have been hospitalized for COVID-19 and the health disparities that many minorities in the county experience, including a lack of access to resources and medical help. He shares that reopening should look "...not like an on-off switch, but more like a dimmer switch..." and encourages slow and steady reopenings that responsibily take the many risks into account. Swift encourages protective measures, such as mask wearing and keeping six feet of distance from others, then discusses what Forsyth county could do with additional federal funding. He shares his personal experiences with the pandemic, from going to the dentist, to getting take-out from resturants, to seeing his children engage in virtual education.
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audio/mp8
Oral histories
Permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/97007
language
English
relation
Special Collections and Archives
Z. Smith Reynolds Library
Wake Forest University
Office of Civic and Community Engagement (RG22.6)
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subject
Coronavirus infections--History--Sources
COVID-19 (Disease)--History--Sources
Wake Forest University--History--Sources
COVID-19 Student Interviews
Health disparities
Office of Civic and Community Engagement
Winston-Salem (N.C.)
Public health
Hospitals
title
COVID-19 Student Interviews - Swift, Joshua
type
Sound

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