Season 2 Ep 9: Discussing the data trends from the pandemic

Now that we are beginning to exit the pandemic (hopefully), the data from the previous year and a half are being released. In this episode, Marnie Werner and Kelly Asche discuss what they’ve been seeing in the data. And although the illness and deaths associated with COVID-19 hit hard in our rural areas, some of the data related to jobs, wages, local economies and child care provide a lot of reasons for optimism. Through it all, our leaders and our state as a whole have done quite well.

map showing covid rates in MN
The highest rates of COVID infections occurred in Greater Minnesota’s more populated counties. Data: MN Dept. of Health